More Iraq Bloodshed: 17 Killed, 37 Wounded

by , August 06, 2012

At least 17 Iraqis were killed and 37 were wounded as violence returned after a couple of relatively peaceful days. Also, an Iraqi-Canadian businessman was liberated, and his kidnappers were freed.

A bomb killed four policemen and wounded two civilians in Tuz Khormato.

A bomb in Iskandariya killed two soldiers and wounded ten more.

Two people were killed and six were wounded in a sticky bomb blast in Asiriya. The targets were involved with police intelligence.

In Baghdad, gunmen killed an employee of the Electricity Ministry while in Doura. Two government employees were wounded in Habibiya during a small arms attack. A police official was killed in Binouk.

In Mosul, clashes left two bystanders dead and another wounded. A man was killed as he was allegedly planting a bomb.

In Kirkuk, two roadside bombs killed one person and wounded seven more. Three policemen were wounded in a separate blast.

An I.E.D. in Haswa killed one soldier and wounded another.

One policeman was killed and one more was wounded in a roadside blast in al-Jazeera.

In Saidiya, gunmen killed a Kurdish shop owner.

Two policemen were wounded in an attack at a checkpoint in Salah ad Din.

Gunmen wounded two policemen in Falluja.

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