More Violence in Iraq: 26 Killed, 55 Wounded

by , February 04, 2013

A new bombing and other violence left 26 dead and 55 wounded.

At least 22 people were killed and 45 more were wounded in a suicide blast targeting Sahwa headquarters in Taji. Soldiers were also among the casualties. Because the Sahwa are a Sunni militia that has fought alongside US troops against al-Qaeda forces, insurgents have frequently targeted them. Today’s attack occurred as the men were collecting their paychecks. Meanwhile, a Sahwa leader warned of a return of al-Qaeda insurgents to Anbar province.

In Abu Ghraib, a sticky bomb killed a high-ranking official and wounded two civilian bystanders. Five people were wounded in a separate bombing.

An insurgent was killed as he was planting a bomb near Jalawla.

A roadside bomb killed an officer and wounded three policemen in Baghdad‘s Jihad neigbhorhood.

A shooting in Kirkuk left four young people with injuries.

Gunmen wounded an officer on a highway near Dujail.

In Mosul, a bomb targeted a former chairman from the provincial council but no casualties were reported.

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