Demonstrations Celebrating US Withdrawal Take Place; 4 Iraqis Killed

Iraq enjoyed a relatively quiet prayer day, but at least four Iraqis were killed, and another nine were wounded across the country. Also, at least two significant demonstrations took place.

In Kirkuk, a roadside bomb wounded three people, including a policeman. An army officer and a government employee were wounded in a blast behind the employee’s home. Another bombing left a Kurdish officer wounded. A third blast only caused material damages at the home of a police investigator. Last night, gunmen wounded a policeman and a Kurdish Asayesh agent.

Four civilians were killed when gunmen attacked a home in Garma.

In Mosul, gunmen wounded a tribal leader.

In Baghdad, a large demonstration celebrating the U.S. withdrawal drew thousands of Iraqis to the Adhamiya district.

Iraqis assembled in Ramadi at a joint prayer celebrating the U.S. withdrawal, but they also called for stability and the release of innocent prisoners.

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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.