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Iraqi forces captured Abu Abdullah al Shafi, the leader of Ansar al Islam. Security forces also detained a wanted Saudi al Qaeda fighter in Mosul and 20 wanted men in Basrah. A Syrian suicide bomber carried out one of four attacks on foreign embassies in Baghdad last month.
The head of the Independent High Election Commission said the vote recount will not change the election result. Security forces detained 11 wanted men in Basrah and an Ansar al Islam leader and seven fighters in Baghdad. Insurgents killed two civilians and two policemen in Kirkuk, Baghdad, and Salahadin.
Insurgents killed one civilian and wounded 94 others in an attack on two buses carrying Christian students in Mosul. Security forces detained seven wanted men in Basrah, and five al Qaeda operatives in Kirkuk and Baghdad. Five terrorists surrendered to police in Miqdadiyah.
The Independent High Electoral Commission said the recount of 2.5 million votes in Baghdad would begin on Monday and may take up to three weeks to complete. Two insurgents were killed during a premature detonation while planting an IED in Fallujah. Security forces detained two insurgents in Mosul.
Prime Minister Maliki rejected Iraqiya's call for an internationally-appointed interim government. Insurgents killed a police officer in Mosul and two civilians in Fallujah. Iraqi security forces detained 10 wanted men in Basrah and five al Qaeda operatives in Mahmudiyah.
The Independent High Electoral Commission invalidated the votes of 52 candidates, including six who won seats, for links to Baathists; Iraqiya will contest the ruling. Security forces detained 101 suspected insurgents in Salahadin, Diyala, Mosul, and Basrah, and an al Qaeda leader and an operative west of Baghdad. Insurgents killed four civilians in Baghdad and a policeman in Mosul.