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An al Qaeda car bomb killed 23 and wounded 39 at a crowded market in Balad. A truck bomb killed four Iraqi soldiers and knocked out the power grid in northern Iraq. Coalition forces detained al Qaeda operatives and an IED facilitator during raids in central and northern Iraq. The Iraqi Army arrested 75 insurgents during operations across Iraq.
Coalition forces killed four al Qaeda operatives and detained 21 in northern Iraq and in Diyala province. Iraqi security forces killed three al Qaeda fighters and detained 15 during raids in Zaganiyah, Al Athba, Baghdad, and Ramadi. Iraqi police killed an al Qaeda leader in Samarra.
Al Qaeda is working to change its tactics in Iraq, according to documents seized by the US military. Coalition forces killed eight al Qaeda operatives and detained 22 during operations in central and northern Iraq. Coalition forces captured four Special Groups operatives south of Baghdad while attacks from the Special Groups continue from Sadr City.
US troops raided Sadr City; one Special Groups operative was killed and 16 captured. Iraqi security forces and Polish troops cordoned two neighborhoods in Diwaniyah; elements of the Mahdi Army are the target of the operation. Coalition forces killed one al Qaeda operative and detained 12 during raids in northern Iraq. Eight cellular towers were reported to have been destroyed in Mosul.
Iraqi and US troops detained 46 insurgents southwest of Kirkuk and arrested three al Qaeda fighters in Baghdad. Police captured seven al Qaeda operatives and 15 memebrs of the Yamani group in Karbala. An IED attack in Diwaniyah resulted in four killed and nine wounded; an Iraqi colonel blamed the Mahdi Army. Reconstruction on the Al Askaria mosque in Samarra has begun.