Baghdad Focus of Violence That Leaves 33 Killed and 77 Wounded

by , January 22, 2013

At least 33 people were killed and 77 more were wounded in new violence. The three bloodiest attacks occurred in and around Baghdad.

A blast near an army base in Taji left seven dead and 26 wounded.

Five people were killed and 20 more were wounded in a suicide bombing in Mahmoudiya.

In Baghdad, a bombing in the Shula neighborhood left five dead and 15 wounded.

Five officials were killed when gunmen attack a convoy delivering salaries to oil refineries near Baiji.

A bomb in Tuz Khormato wounded six Kurdish Asayesh agents. A bomb killed a police colonel. A civilian was killed in another bomb attack.

A hostage and two kidnappers were killed in Samarra. The hostage is a cousin to a member of parliament.

Gunmen in Tikrit killed an employee of the Health Ministry. Four bombs targeted a construction project; two bystanders were wounded. A sheikh was killed and his brother was wounded in a bombing.

Two policemen were killed and five more were wounded during clashes in Mosul.

Gunmen killed a civilian in Gatoun.

Two wounded were wounded in a blast in Abu Saida.

A sticky bomb killed the car’s driver in Khalis.

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