Attacks Resume in Iraq: 20 Killed, 33 Wounded

Friday: 20 Killed, 33 Wounded

by , August 24, 2012

With the end of Eid al-Fitr observances, reports of violence returned to their average levels. At least 20 Iraqis were killed and 33 more were wounded. Baghdad and its suburb of Sadr City saw the most casualties, but Mosul reported a number of deaths in small-scale attacks.

In Baghdad, insurgents threw bombs and grenades at a Karrada-area hotel housing a nightclub, which erupted in flames shortly afterwards. Six people were killed and 12 more were killed in the fire that is under investigation.

Mortars fell outside a Sadr office and mosque in Sadr City, where they killed four people. A Sadr Movement official, who was preaching at the mosque, was among the 15 wounded.

In Mosul, three soldiers were killed in a blast. Gunmen killed a man. A soldier was killed in a clash. Four dumped bodies were found.

A blast killed one person and wounded three more in Khan Bani Saad.

A blast in Jurf al-Milih wounded three policemen, one of them an officer.

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