Thirteen Iraqis Killed in Fresh Attacks

Tuesday: 13 Iraqis Killed, 17 Wounded

by , August 14, 2012

At least 13 Iraqis were killed and 17 more were wounded in attacks across northern and central Iraq. Also, fugitive Vice President Tareq al-Hashemi’s trial on terrorism charges resumed.

A neighbor of fugitive Vice President Tareq al-Hashemi swore in court today that the vice president’s son gave him bombs to transport. Four bodyguards also testified as the trial resumed in a Baghdad court. Hashemi himself is in Turkey, where he was granted resident status. He claims that the charges are politically motivated. The trial continues on Sept. 9.

In Mosul, gunmen killed a contractor. A corruption investigator was shot dead. Gunmen killed a civilian and wounded his brother.

A car bomb in Baiji left one policeman dead and six others wounded.

In Balad Ruz, a blast at a soldier’s home killed his 15-year old son. The soldier’s wife and another son were wounded.

A roadside bomb in Hammam al-Alil killed two people and wounded two others.

Two farmers were killed in a roadside bombing in Hadid.

Gunmen stormed a home in Abu Ghraib where they killed a lieutenant colonel in the army.

A policeman was gunned down in Khalis.

A contractor was killed in Badush.

A roadside bomb in Qarmat Ali wounded three policemen.

Three policemen were wounded in a blast in Tuz Khormato.

A gunman was killed while trying to plant a bomb in Motisim.

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