16 Iraqis Killed in New Violence

Tuesday: 16 Iraqis Killed, 19 Wounded

by , August 07, 2012

Violence left at least 16 dead and 18 wounded across Iraq. One attack in northern Iraq allegedly carried out by the military may have been accidental, but there others were deliberate. Although security forces and government employees continue to be the main targets for aggression, several of the casualties today were civilians.

In Mosul two police officers were gunned down at separate locations. A roadside bomb killed one woman and wounded another. A bomb killed two people, one of them a policeman, and wounded another person. A body was found.

In Baghdad, two Iraqis soldiers were shot dead in the Naariya neighborhood. Gunmen killed an employee of the Justice Ministry while on a highway in Jamiaa. An Agriculture Ministry employee was gunned down in Amil.

Three children were killed and six others were wounded when bombs blew up at two homes in Hamiat.

A councilman in Salah ad Din province said his al-Sadeh home was hit by a rocket launched from an army plane. The attack killed his sister and wounded three other people. The army denied involvement.

A motorcycle bomb killed one person and wounded four others in Baiji.

Two people were wounded in a bombing in Baquba. A doctor was wounded in a stabbing at his home.

In Kirkuk, a body was found. A Turkmen engineer was kidnapped.

A bomb exploded outside a Kbesah mosque.

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