Eight Iraqis Killed in New Attacks Against Security Forces

At least eight Iraqis were killed and six more were wounded in light violence that was directed at security personnel or political leaders. Most eyes, however, were turned towards the Iraq-Turkey border where the battle between Turkish troops and Kurdish rebels intensified.

Nineteen people were killed and at least 15 were wounded when Kurdish rebels attacked a Turkish border post. Turkish warplanes may possibly enter Iraq chasing the retreating rebels who use northern Iraq for its base camps. Turkey has entered Iraqi territory without permission for years in pursuit of the rebels.

In Mosul, a grenade targeting police killed two bystanders instead; police then killed the man who tossed it.

Three policemen were killed when gunmen attacked their checkpoint in Bab Sinjar.

In Baghdad, a bomb killed one policeman and wounded five others, including two civilians. A sticky bomb wounded a tribal leader in Kasra.

A policeman’s body bearing bullet wounds to the head was found in Kut.

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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.