The fighting broke out late on May 15 when local police arrested two members of the powerful Shi'ite militia, accusing them of targeting U.S.-led and Iraqi forces with homemade bombs and mortars.
In other news, Iraqi police today said a car bomb exploded near a
market in a Shi'ite enclave northeast of Baghdad, killing at least 32
The attack occurred on May 15 in the village of Abu Saydah in Diyala Governorate. Abu Saydah is a mainly Shi'ite village about 40 kilometers northeast of the Sunni insurgent stronghold of Ba'qubah, the capital of the province.