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Eight soldiers, a policeman, and seven civilians were killed as Iraqi security forces clashed with Sunni protesters in Tuz Khurmatu and Baiji for the second day straight. Al Qaeda in Iraq is attempting to recruit children in Diyala to become suicide bombers.
Iraqi troops clashed with protesters in Hawijah; 20 protesters and six soldiers are said to have been killed. Seven soldiers and one "insurgent" were killed in clashes in Ramadi and Tuz Khurmato. Al Qaeda killed five family members of an Awakening leader. Security forces captured an al Qaeda governor in Babil.
Insurgents killed six Iraqis in an IED attack at a restaurant in Fallujah and two construction workers at a jobsite in Nakhib near the border with Saudi Arabia. Security forces detained 12 wanted men in Mosul.
An estimated 51 percent of Iraqis are thought to have turned out for provincial elections yesterday. Iraqi security forces are reportedly hunting for wanted former Saddam Hussein deputy Izzat Ibrahim al Douri in Tikrit.
Iraq held its first election, for provincial councils, since the US withdrew at the end of 2011. Two Iraqi soldiers were killed in a rocket attack on their base near Haditha. Iraqi soldiers killed an al Qaeda leader during a raid in Rabia.
Insurgents killed nine Iraqis in a pair of attacks at two mosques in Kirkuk and Khalis, and an Awakening leader in Taji. Security forces captured six Al Nusrah Front members on the Syrian border and five al Qaeda operatives in Kirkuk.
A suicide bomber killed 26 Iraqis in an attack at a cafe in Baghdad. Insurgents assassinated the top judge of Fallujah's criminal court. Two al Qaeda fighters died while planting a bomb in Baghdad. Security forces detained nine al Qaeda fighters in Mosul.
Insurgents killed 35 Iraqis yesterday in a series of bombings and armed attacks throughout the country. The Interior Ministry announced that it hanged 21 prisoners convicted of terrorism-related charges.
Insurgents killed 10 people, including a politician, in attacks in Mosul, Fallujah, and Muqadiyah. Security forces captured 18 al Qaeda commanders and operatives as they were crossing the border into Syria.
Security forces detained six al Qaeda fighters in Babil and four members of an "armed gang" in Baghdad. The UN said that 229 civilians and 227 security personnel were killed in acts of terrorism in March.
An Al Qaeda in Iraq suicide bomber killed 24 people and wounded more than 50 in an attack at a political rally for a Sunni politician in Baqubah. Insurgent killed two soldiers in Haditha. Security forces captured 13 al Qaeda fighters south of Baghdad.