Sixty Killed, 132 Wounded in Ongoing Iraq Carnage

Violence continued across central and northern Iraq today. At least 60 were killed and 132 more were wounded. Also, Canada’s foreign affairs minister, John Baird, announced that a Canadian was among the dead in recent attacks.

In Abu Ghraib, a car bomb near a Sunni mosque killed 11 people and wounded 21 more. In a separate clash, four Sahwa members were killed and two more were wounded; three gunmen were also killed and one more was wounded.

A blast killed six people and wounded 18 others in Baghdad‘s Doura district.

Five people were killed and 46 more were wounded in a double bombing in Tuz Khormato.

Six people were killed in a shrapnel-filled blast at a livestock market in Kirkuk. Some of the animals were killed. At least 26 people were wounded.

In Mosul, gunmen killed two policemen and wounded two more. Another policeman was gunned down. A soldier was killed and a bystander was wounded in a clash. Gunmen killed a civilian and wounded his brother.

In Tarmiya, a suicide bomber killed three soldiers and wounded seven more. A second bomber was killed during ensuing clashes.

Three people were killed and two more were wounded in Baquba when a bomb exploded. Gunmen wounded a civilian.

Two roadside bombs in Kanaan killed three people.

A Sunni couple was killed in Khalis when gunmen stormed their home.

Two policemen were wounded in Jalawla during an altercation that also left the gunman dead.

Five more people were killed across Diyala.

Gunmen wounded two policemen at a checkpoint in Garma.

A bomb in Ramadi killed one of the organizers of protests in Anbar.

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Margaret Griffis is a journalist from Miami Beach, Florida and has been covering Iraqi casualties for Antiwar.com since 2006.