11 Iraqis Killed, Insurgents Targeting Electrical Grid

At least 11 Iraqis were killed and 17 more were wounded in new violence. Insurgents are now targeting power lines importing electricity into Iraq from Iran. Despite great oil wealth, Iraq has little ability to produce its own electricity, and this has lead to riots, particularly in the summertime.

Three policemen were killed and two more wounded in a blast in Falluja. Gunmen stormed a home where they killed a policeman.

In Kirkuk, a bomb killed a prosecutor. A railroad official and his son were wounded in a separate blast. A third bombing wounded a gas employee. A businessman was also killed.

A blast in Abu Ghraib killed one policeman and wounded three more.

An attack on electrical towers supplying power from Iran left one policeman dead and two others wounded near Hamrim Lake. It is the second attack this week.

In Mosul, a lawyer and a professor were killed in separate shootings.

In Duluiya, the police chief was killed and two others were wounded in a sticky bomb blast.

A blast in Jurf al-Sakhar wounded a security element. A second bombing wounded three people, including a security ministry employee.

An I.E.D. blast injured a Sahwa member in Mussayab.

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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.