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For the first time in eight years, there were no significant sectarian attacks during the Shia holiday of Ashura. Security forces detained 82 wanted men in Karbala and three al Qaeda fighters in Wasit.
Security forces killed a senior al Qaeda in Iraq commander in Wasit and detained 13 al Qaeda fighters near Ramadi. The chief of Kurdish military forces warned that a clash with central government forces could happen after fighting took place near Kirkuk.
Insurgents killed seven people, including three Iranian pilgrims, in an IED attack in Balad. Iraqi clerics issued a fatwa prohibiting Muslims from marrying or doing business with members of terror groups.
Al Qaeda in Iraq killed the head of the Awakening forces in Abu Ghraib, as well as his wife and son. Security forces recaptured nine al Qaeda fighters who had escaped from prison and captured two fighters near a weapons depot in Abu Ghraib.
Insurgents killed two people, including a female journalist, in bombings in Mosul. A court sentenced al Qaeda's former shadow governor of Anbar to death. Security forces detained two insurgents in Kirkuk.