Thursday: 3 Iraqis Killed, 32 Wounded

At least three Iraqis were killed and 32 more were wounded in the latest attacks. Also, the U.N. confirmed a significant number of fatalities stemming from last week’s raid on an Iranian dissident camp in Diyala.

A spokesman for the United Nations confirmed that 28 people were killed in a raid on Camp Ashraf last week. Another six known dead have not been located yet. This is the first independent confirmation of casualties since the raid. Iraqi authorities had claimed a smaller number of fatalities. Most of the dead had been shot, but three victims were crushed to death. The camp has been home to the People’s Mujahedeen of Iran for decades, but Iraq’s government would like to see them leave the country.

In Baghdad, three soldiers were wounded in a blast in al-Liqaa Square. A bomb wounded three at a Zaafaraniya barber shop. Three civilians were wounded in a blast in Zeraa Dejla. A former Ba’athist was arrested and charged with murder; he may have been a recruiter. A jailbreak was thwarted at Rusafa Prison.

Two people were killed and 13 more were wounded in a double bombing in Yusufiya.

In Mosul, a sticky bomb planted on a door killed a woman and wounded her husband.

Three civilians were wounded in a blast in Taji.

A civilian was wounded in Baquba, and a media spokesman survived an assassination attempt that wounded three other people.

In Kirkuk, a blast wounded two people. A kidnap victim was released after ransom was paid.

A prisoner in Ramadi attempted suicide.

A bomb targeting a U.S. patrol near Hilla, but no casualties were wounded.

Five tons of explosives were seized in Falluja.

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Author: Margaret Griffis

Margaret Griffis is a journalist from Miami Beach, Florida and has
been covering Iraqi casualties for Antiwar.com since 2006.