Four Iraqi Children Killed in Suicide Bombing Outside School; 23 Dead Across Iraq

Monday: 23 Iraqis Killed, 23 Wounded

by , September 24, 2012

Updated at 11:15 p.m. EDT, September 24, 2012

At least 23 Iraqis were killed and 23 more were wounded in violent attacks. The highest toll occurred in Hit where a suicide bomber killed four children on their second day at school.

Four children were killed and eight more youngsters were wounded in Hit, when a suicide bomber missed his police patrol targets. The current semester began only yesterday. United Nations envoy to Iraq Martin Kobler condemned the "frightful attack."

A small arms attack on an Iskandariya checkpoint left three soldiers dead and three more wounded.

In Baghdad, four checkpoint guards were killed in a drive-by shooting near the Green Zone.

A bomb killed two policemen and wounded four more in Ni’aimiya.

Five bodies were found dumped in the desert west of Mosul in Mohalabiya.

In Mosul, a bomb wounded two soldiers.

Two policemen were killed and another was wounded when gunmen attacked a Kirkuk checkpoint.

In Falluja, a bomb killed one person and wounded two others. Gunmen killed a civilian.

A roadside bomb planted near an orchard in Abbara exploded, wounding a man and his daughter.

A policeman was wounded when a bomb planted on his car exploded in Ramadi.

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