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Attacks against Shia pilgrims before the Arbaeen holiday have killed over 60 civilians, the deadliest being a suicide attack against a security checkpoint that killed 44 and wounded dozens more in Nasiriya. Qais Qazali, the notorious leader of the Shia death squad Asa'ib Ahl al-Haq, is prepared to disarm and join the political process.
Prime Minister Maliki said he was prepared to accept most of the demands of the Anbar provincial government. Insurgents killed four civilians in Fallujah. Security forces arrested five insurgents in Wasit.
Three security contractors, two of them US veterans and one from Fiji, were freed almost three weeks after being detained by the Iraqi Army. Militants fired a Katyusha rocket at a camp housing several thousand Iranian exiles in northeastern Iraq. Baghdad has not extended the end-of-year deadline to expel the terrorist Mojahedin Khalq Organization (MKO) from Iraq.