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Insurgents killed five Iraqis and wounded 15 more in separate attacks in Baghdad. Two policemen and three civilians were killed in the bombings.
Insurgents killed two policemen, two soldiers, and a civilian in bombings and a shooting in Kirkuk and Tuz Khormato. Insurgents also killed two Awakening members in Samarra and a military officer in Baghdad.
Security forces detained eight al Qaeda in Iraq fighters in Kirkuk. Al Qaeda in Iraq claimed credit for the Sept. 27 assault and jailbreak at the Tasfirat prison in Tikrit. The military agreed to purchase 28 Czech-made military aircraft worth $1 billion.
Iraqi and US officials said al Qaeda in Iraq has doubled in strength to 2,500 fighters and has re-established training camps. Insurgents killed three soldiers, a judge, and two civilians in attacks in Abu Ghraib, Mosul, and Tal Afar.
An Iraqi court sentenced Omar Rashad Khalil, an American citizen, to death for his role in financing and executing terrorist attacks in Baghdad. The government said it would separate terrorists from criminals and place the former in special prisons.
More than 90 inmates were freed after al Qaeda in Iraq launched an attack on the Tasfirat prison in Kirkuk. Ten prison guards and two inmates were killed during the attack, which included a suicide bomber.
Al Qaeda in Iraq launched a suicide assault on the Tasfirat prison in Tikrit; one guard was killed. Security forces detained a senior terrorist in Baghdad. US special operations forces reportedly have deployed to Iraq to advise and train security forces.