Two Iraqis Killed; al-Qaeda Claims Old Attacks
Thursday: 2 Iraqis Killed, 5 Wounded
At least two Iraqis were killed and five more were wounded in light violence. Meanwhile, the Islamic State of Iraq, an al-Qaeda related group, claimed responsibility for a series of 43 attacks in Anbar province during June and July.
No casualties were reported when a shell launched from Syria struck a home in Qaim. A Syrian fighter briefly flew into Iraqi airspace. Also, the border was opened to allow more refugees to cross into Iraq.
In Mussayab, gunmen killed a civilian and wounded his wife.
A civilian was gunned down in Nasariya.
Gunmen attacked a checkpoint in Adhaim where they wounded two soldiers.
A sticky bomb wounded a civilian in Jalawla.
A high-ranking officer was wounded in Kirkuk when a bomb blew up.
Two Yazidis were kidnapped in Sinjar.
In Kut, a sniper tried to assassinate a lawmaker but failed to cause any injuries.
Four bombs were defused at a policeman’s home in Jurf al-Sakhar.
Read more by Margaret Griffis
- Forty Killed Across Iraq; 13 Kidnapped in Anbar Province – May 18th, 2013
- Retaliation Against Sunnis Leave 90 Dead, 201 Wounded Across Iraq – May 17th, 2013
- Bombings Continue in Baghdad, Kirkuk; 40 Killed – May 16th, 2013
- Iraq Horror: 42 Killed, 141 Wounded – May 15th, 2013
- Baghdad Liquor Stores Targeted in Ongoing Attacks – May 14th, 2013