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Insurgents killed three Iraqi soldiers in a hand grenade attack at a checkpoint in Samarra. The finance minister, who has been in a dispute with the prime minister, survived an assassination attempt near Abu Ghraib; two bodyguards were wounded.
Insurgents killed 12 Iraqis in a series of attacks throughout Iraq. Among those killed were three policemen in Taji, a soldier in Baqubah, two members of the Awakening north of Baqubah, and two security guards for the president of Diyala University.
Multiple explosions across Iraq targeted government officials, police patrols and members of both the Sunni and Shiite sects. The bombings killed at least 10 people and injured 46 others. Iraq's Deputy Prime Minister Saleh al-Mutlaq survived a purported assassination attempt in Ramadi.
Security forces arrested 19 wanted terrorists south of Baghdad, and five al Qaeda fighters in Diwaniyah and Baghdad. The Awakening offered reward money for information leading to those who attack members of the group.
The government confirmed that 10 members of the finance minister's bodyguard have been arrested for terrorism-related charges. Security forces detained eight al Qaeda fighters in Ramadi and five more in Baghdad.