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Sixty-seven Iraqis were killed and more than 200 were wounded in a massive suicide bombing in front of a Shia mosque in Kirkuk. Three Awakening fighters were killed in a suicide attack that targeted the group's leader in Karmah. Iraqi troops killed a Special Groups leader in Basrah.
Insurgents killed two soldiers in Jalawlaa, a soldier and a civilian and the coach of the national karate team in Mosul, and a policeman in Khanaqin. Security forces detained nine guards for Basrah's provincial council, six wanted men in Maysan, and one more in Al Kut.
Security forces detained 25 wanted men in Basrah, 10 in Kirkuk, and six more in Dhi Qhar, an a al Qaeda leader in Ramadi, and a Special Groups leader in Wasit. One mortar shell landed in the Green Zone, no casualties were reported.
Security forces killed a suicide bomber in Baghdad and detained 20 wanted men in Basrah and a suspect in the murder of a senior Sunni parliamentarian in Baghdad. Courts will prosecute 115 Interior Ministry employees on various charges.
A US soldier was killed in an IED attack near Samawah. Security forces detained 20 wanted men in Anbar and three more in Mosul, six al Qaeda fighters in Mandali, two Naqshabandiya fighters in Kirkuk, and an IED cell member in Samawah.
General Odierno said there is a "significant decrease in the flow of foreign fighters into Iraq in the last eight to 10 months." Two Iraqis were killed and six were wounded in two bombings in Baghdad. A former army general was assassinated in Mosul. Security forces detained 11 suspected insurgents in Dhi Qhar.
The police chief for Dhi Qhar province denied there are Special Groups training camps in the region after a senior official launched an investigation. Security forces detained two Special Groups fighters in Qadasiyah. A senior aide of Ayatollah Ali Sistani was targeted in an IED attack. Six civilians were wounded in separate attacks involving an IED and a grenade in Mosul.
Security forces detained 30 wanted men in Basrah and six more in Maysan, and captured three Special Groups fighters in Wasit, one in Baghdad, and another in Basrah. One US soldier was killed and three more were wounded while defusing an IED in Samarra. Two Iraqi police were wounded in an IED attack in Kirkuk.
Insurgents assassinated Hareth al Ubeidi, a Sunni member of parliament, during an attack inside a mosque in Yarmuk, southwest of Baghdad. The attacker shot Ubeidi, then detonated his suicide vest during the escape, killing several bodyguards. Security forces detained four wanted men in Suwayra and two arms dealers in Diyala.
Security forces detained 21 wanted men in Basrah, eight in Wasit, seven men thought to be behind the June 10 bombing in Nasariyah, and two insurgents in Dhi Qhar. Bombings in Baghdad, Mosul, and Hamrin killed one Iraqi and wounded 13 more.
Terrorists killed 26 civilians in a car bomb attack in Nasariyah. Two insurgents were killed while planting an IED in Huwaiyja. Security forces detained seven gunmen in Baqubah, five wanted men in Diyala, and two more two in Wasit. The Naqshabandiya group claimed it shot down a Predator. The government will press ahead with a referendum on the SAFA agreement with the US.
The US has released Asaib al Haq leader Laith al Qazali as part of a prisoner exchange for British hostages. Security forces detained seven wanted men in Basrah, six al Qaeda fighters in Fallujah, three gang members in Karbala, and two insurgents in Mosul. Two policemen were wounded in an IED attack in Fallujah.