Accessibility links

Violence Continues, as Iraqi PM Prepares to Unveil Reconciliation Plan


Iraq's prime minister says he is prepared to present his national reconciliation plan to the Iraqi parliament as violence continues elsewhere in the country.

Iraqi police said a roadside bomb killed a local intelligence chief and his two guards in the northern city of Kirkuk Saturday.

In another development, the U.S. military says an American soldier was killed Saturday in a bomb attack in central Baghdad.

North of the capital, in Tikrit, protests erupted after U.S. forces detained a top Sunni religious leader and at least two of his sons. Sheikh Jamal Abdel Karim al-Dabaan and his sons were released several hours later.

Meanwhile, political sources say Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki will announce his national reconciliation plan to parliament Sunday.

Mr. al-Maliki's office said the 28-point plan will offer some insurgents amnesty in an attempt to bring militant groups to the negotiating table.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.

XS
SM
MD
LG