Monday: 19 Iraqis Killed, 43 Wounded
Updated at 9:16 EDT, March 14, 2011
At least 19 Iraqis were killed and 43 more were wounded in the latest violence. The worst attack took place at an army base in Diyala province.
Protestors in Baghdad demanded the resignation of President Jalal Talabani over comments he made concerning Kirkuk. On March 7, he called the city the "Jerusalem of the Kurds," a reference to the contested status of the traditionally Kurdish region north of the capital. Kurdish residents would like the area annexed into Iraqi Kurdistan, but the central government will not easily give up the oil-rich region.
At least 11 Iraqis were killed and 29 were wounded when a suicide truck bomber struck at an army base in Kanaan. Lax security during a shift change gave the bomber the opportunity to overcome one guard at an entry gate. The blast was so powerful that no remains belonging to that guard have been recovered, the building was flattened, and a crater was left behind.. Most of dead were soldiers, but about half the wounded were civilians. A second bomb was defused.
In Baghdad, five people were wounded during a blast in Amin. A bomb in Amiriya killed one person and wounded two others. Two civilians were wounded during a blast in Doura, while a bombing in Karrada wounded one more.
Gunmen killed four men on a hunting trip in Rutba. One of the men was a policeman.
A bomb tossed at a Duluiya police station wounded one policeman.
Gunmen killed an off-duty policeman in Tal Afar.
Police in Qurat Hanjier found a bullet-riddled body.
An explosion in Joulan wounded two civilians.
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