Several Politicians Targeted in Attacks that Killed 19 Iraqis

Tuesday: 19 Killed, 17 Wounded

by , March 26, 2013

Two politicians and a candidate were killed today, along with 16 others in attacks across central and northern Iraq. Seventeen more were wounded.

A car bomb in Tuz Khormato killed two politicians and wounded a third official. The two fatalities were on the city council. One of them was the chairman. The wounded man is the city’s mayor. Seven bodyguards were also killed and four bystanders were wounded.

In Baghdad, a bomb on a bus in Kadhimiya left one dead and five wounded when it exploded. Gunmen killed a police officer. A blast wounded five people including the head of the Rashid neighborhood council.

Gunmen killed three family members at a home in Tikrit.

In Mosul, a blast killed one policeman and wounded two more. A political candidate was gunned down. Gunmen killed a civilian at a coffee shop.

A sniper in Baiji killed an officer and a soldier.

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