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Three candidates for election in Iraq were killed in separate incidents. Iraqi security forces detained 22 insurgents in Baghdad. Police foiled a plot to bomb an oil well in Basrah; four suspects were detained. Eight Iraqi soldiers were wounded in an IED attack in Baqubah. Al Qaeda fighters bombed three homes in Kanaan.
Early voting for the provincial elections has begun. Kurdistan leader Massoud Barazani rejected the formation of Awakening councils in the North. Four al Qaeda fighters were captured in Mosul. Two policemen were wounded in an attack on a polling station in Touz Khormato.
Four Iraqis were killed and one was wounded in a car bombing in Mosul. Three policemen were wounded in a bombing in Baghdad. Insurgents bombed the home of the Diyala province ground forces commander. Security forces detained 30 wanted men in Basrah.
Eleven policemen and five civilians were killed in bombings in Baghdad. Four US soldiers were killed after two helicopters collided in northern Iraq. Security forces detained 87 wanted men in Diyala province, fifteen in Kirkuk, and two more in Al Kut. An al Qaeda leader was detained in Huwaiyja.
Security forces detained 22 insurgents and al Qaeda fighters in Diyala province, nine wanted men in Basrah, and six more in Baghdad. Security forces also found 10 missile launch pads in Amarah and a rocket and IED cache in Nasariyah.
The Iraqi government is said to be negotiating for the release of five Britons kidnapped by Shia terrorists. The Iraqi Army claimed to have captured the "second man in al-Qaeda organization." Insurgents killed two policemen in Fallujah and two Awakening fighters in Hillah. Iraqi forces captured five wanted men and two Iranians in Basrah, and captured five more in Wasit province.
Iraqi security forces killed three "gunmen" in Mosul, detained four al Qaeda fighters in Mosul, and captured a Special Groups cell leader in Al Kut. One civilian was killed in an IED attack in Baghdad.