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Insurgents killed an Interior Ministry official and an intelligence officer in Baghdad, and a civilian in Mosul. Security forces killed an "assassin" in Mosul and captured an Iranian-backed militia member in Wasit. The US is reportedly abandoning plans to keep US troops in Iraq after December 2011.
Security forces killed an al Qaeda leader in Salahadin, and captured an al Qaeda emir and an explosives expert in Mosul, and two terrorists in Kirkuk. Insurgents killed a woman in a bombing in Fallujah.
Twenty-three Iraqis, including several policemen, were killed in a series of bombings in Baghdad. Ten of those who were killed died in a suicide attack at a police station in the capital.
Insurgents killed two Iraqi soldiers using silenced pistols. Six members of a de-mining group were killed in an explosion north of Basrah. Iraq threatened to break military relations with the US and use private contractors to train their forces.
Two bomb blasts at the Rumaila oil field in Basrah forced Iraq to halve the production of oil produced at Iraq's largest facility. Production was cut by 600,000 barrels from an estimated 1.25 million barrels per day.
Insurgents killed five civilians and a policeman in Baghdad and a civilian in Mosul. Security forces arrested a council official in Daqouk on terrorism charges. US Defense Secretary Panetta said US troops must have immunity to remain in Iraq.