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Security forces captured a senior al Qaeda leader in Mahmudiyah just two days after he entered Iraq from Syria, and three al Qaeda fighters who were transporting IEDs in Anbar. Two people were killed in a bombing at a mosque in Abu Ghraib.
Insurgents killed nine Iraqi civilians in attacks and bombings in and around Baghdad. In one attack, the mayor of Mahmudiyah and his son were killed after gunmen stormed their home. Three more civilians were killed at a bombing near an Internet cafe in the capital.
Insurgents killed seven Iraqis in a bombing at a Sunni mosque in Baghdad. Al Qaeda killed two soldiers in Taji. Security forces detained a wanted al Qaeda leader in Mawahil and three al Qaeda propagandists in Anbar.
Suicide bombers killed four soldiers in Ramadi and five Awakening fighters in Fallujah. Insurgents killed two Iraqi soldiers in an IED attack in Yusufiyah. The UN said that more people were killed in April than in any month since 2008.
Insurgents killed 36 Iraqis in a series of five bombings in the central and southern cities of Amara, Diwaniyah, Mahmudiyah, and Karbala. Iraq's speaker of parliament said the government should resign and new elections should be held.
Sunni tribes in Anbar formed the "Army of Pride and Dignity" and are preparing to defend the province from government forces. Insurgents killed four soldiers in Ramadi and three policemen in Taji. Security forces killed a senior al Qaeda leader in Baqubah.
Insurgents killed four civilians and wounded 46 more in a bombing at a mosque in Baghdad, and assassinated a police commander west of Kirkuk. Security forces detained nine wanted terrorists in Rubia near the Syrian border.
Thirty-one "militants" and 10 policemen were killed during clashes in Mosul; it is unclear if the militants are members of insurgent groups or Sunni protesters. Two policemen were killed in an attack at a checkpoint in Fallujah.
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.