Thursday: 8 Iraqis Killed, 11 Wounded
At least eight Iraqis were killed and 11 more were wounded in new attacks, but an unknown number of casualties in a jail riot could place the number even higher.
In Baghdad, a riot broke out at the Rusafa detention center, but no casualties have been reported despite the arrival of 13 ambulances at the center. A roadside bomb wounded three people near a souk on Nidhal Street.
Four bodies were discovered in a river in Hilla.
The body of a four-year-old girl was found in Amara.
Gunmen in Mosul killed a policeman and a civilian in separate incidents.
Authorities in the Kurdish regional government announced the construction and development of as many as 39 dams in the coming years. However, water rights are a contentious issue in Iraq, where dams in neighboring countries have diverted much of the potential water supply.
Harassment from Kuwaiti and Iranian coastal forces have driven Iraqi fishermen to seek new lines of work as Iraqi forces are unwilling or unable to protect their maritime borders.
Read more by Margaret Griffis
- 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
- Retaliation Against Sunnis Leave 90 Dead, 201 Wounded Across Iraq – May 17th, 2013