Wednesday: 13 Iraqis Killed, 43 Wounded

At least 13 Iraqis were killed and 43 more were wounded in attacks that mostly took place in Baghdad and Mosul. Mosul is still described by some as an al-Qaeda stronghold even though reports generated from there have decreased in the last few months.

In Baghdad, a car bomb exploded killing one person and wounding 10 others in the Ghazaliya district. Two blasts in Amiriya killed a local police chief and wounded at least seven others. Gunmen attacked an Iranian oil delegation as they approached a ministry building in Karrada; two Iraqi guards were wounded. Two civilians were wounded in a separate Karrada blast. A bomb in Zayouna wounded five, and one in Jadriya wounded another three people.  At least one more person was wounded in other attacks. A sticky bomb left no casualties in Waziriya. A former army officer was killed in a blast in Saidiya.

In Mosul, one person was killed and another was wounded when a mortar shell targeting police hit their house instead. A grenade wounded four people. Gunmen killed a police officer at a checkpoint. A roadside bomb killed one person and wounded two others, including a child. Two dumped bodies were found.

Gunmen killed two people in Shirqat. One had run for parliament.

In Baquba, a sticky bomb killed one person and wounded another. The dead man was a former Ba’ath Party member.

A local official was killed during a small arms attack in Khatoon.

A Katyusha rocket wounded five in Diwaniya.

A Numaniya policeman took revenge on a civilian by killing him.

The mayor of Dibbis escaped an assassination attempt unharmed.

In Kirkuk, gunmen kidnapped an employee of the of the communications ministry. Two al-Qaeda suspects were arrested during a raid involving U.S. forces.

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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.