Five Iraqis have been killed and 20 wounded after a mortar bomb hit a market in the centre of the main northern city of Mosul, police and hospital sources say.
Seven Iraqis have been killed and 34 wounded when US forces attacked suspected Al-Mahdi Army positions in the southern city of Kut as the governor warns of air strikes
Talks are under way with Shia leader Muqtada al-Sadr, whose militiamen and supporters have taken up arms against occupation forces in Iraq.
Two Ukrainian soldiers have been wounded in clashes with protesters in the southern Iraqi city of Kut, while British soldiers remain on high alert after a weekend of deadly unrest in Amara.
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