17 Killed in Iraq, Including Man Who Died in Police Custody

Tuesday: 17 Iraqis Killed, 10 Wounded

by , September 18, 2012

At least 17 Iraqis were killed and 10 more were wounded in new violence. One man died under mysterious circumstances while in police custody. A second man may also have died.

A suicide car bomber drove into a Hib Hib police station, where he killed three people and wounded five more.

Gunmen killed four people and wounded two more who were riding in a car in Kirkuk.

In Baghdad, an Interior Ministry officer was shot to death in the Amil neighborhood. Gunmen killed two civilians in Saidiya.

A Sahwa member was shot dead near Baquba. A gunman was killed in clashes.

In Muqdadiya, gunmen killed two farmers.

A man was knifed to death in Nasariya.

A roadside bomb wounded two policemen in Mosul.

A sticky bomb blast in Amin wounded a former member of the now-outlawed Ba’ath Party.

In Diyala province, a diabetic man died shortly after his arrest on terrorism charges. A second man is rumored to have died as well. Both are said to have been tortured to death. Officials deny the second death altogether and say the first man simply died of his medical condition.

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