Attacks Continue Ahead of Provincial Elections in Iraq: 16 Killed

Tuesday: 16 Killed, 35 Wounded

by , April 17, 2013

A car bomb exploded at a government office in Abu Ghraib, where it killed three people and wounded seven more. Two soldiers were killed and four more were wounded when gunmen attacked their checkpoint.

In Baghdad, a car bomb killed one person and wounded six more in the Jihad district. A bomb in Mansour wounded two people.

In Falluja, a car bomb wounded three policemen. An attorney general was assassinated. Gunmen also killed a policeman.

A blast in Salah ad Din province killed a counter-terrorism agent and wounded four passersby.

A sticky bomb killed a schoolteacher in Ramadi.

At a Samarra restaurant, gunmen killed a former translator working for U.S. forces.

In Madaen, a roadside bomb targeting a Sunni candidate wounded four bystanders instead.

Military forces in Saniya killed four men who were planting bombings.

A bomb killed one civilian and wounded five others in Hay al-Jihad.

Two people were kidnapped in Tuz.

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