Friday: 8 Iraqis Killed, 11 Wounded
Following Iraqi Interior Minister Jawad al-Bolani’s call for the swift execution of terror suspects, the United Nations has asked Iraq to abolish its death penalty. At least eight Iraqis died in new attacks and another 11 were wounded.
In Baghdad, a blast targeting a bus near a popular coffee shop killed two people and wounded seven others. A policeman was killed and two others were wounded in a blast in Alam. Hundreds of Christians attended a well-guarded memorial service at Our Lady of Salvation Syriac Catholic church 40 days after a standoff left 46 dead worshippers dead. Meanwhile, hundreds of Shi’ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr‘s followers demanded the immediate closure of bars and nightclubs. Also, a Turkish consortium has won the bid to rebuild Sadr City.
Uniformed gunmen killed a poultry farmer and two workers in Meshahda.
A suspected al-Qaeda leader was captured in Suwayra.
Read more by Margaret Griffis
- 31 Killed in Iraq, Including 12 Slaughtered in a Baghdad Brothel – May 22nd, 2013
- Sixty Killed, 132 Wounded in Ongoing Iraq Carnage – May 21st, 2013
- Monday Mayhem: 133 Killed, 283 Wounded in Iraq – May 20th, 2013
- Iraqi Police Targeted As Attacks Claim 44 Lives – May 19th, 2013
- Forty Killed Across Iraq; 13 Kidnapped in Anbar Province – May 18th, 2013