Attack on Pilgrims in Iraq Leaves Six Iranians Dead; 14 Iraqis Also Killed

Iraq launched a massive operation across Anbar and Nineva provinces. According to the government, the mission was to raid al-Qaeda strongholds and strengthen border security. Several al-Qaeda suspects were killed, including two senior commanders. Overall, at least 20 people were killed and 44 more were wounded.

A car bomb targeting Iranian pilgrims traveling on a bus in Ishaqi killed six of them and wounded 20 more. One Iraqi was also killed.

Five soldiers were killed in a roadside bombing in Hit.

Five policemen were killed or injured when a bomb exploded at a Tikrit gas station.

In Baghdad, gunmen killed a soccer player whose brother is famous soccer star. A sticky bomb wounded a man working for the science ministry.

Near Baquba, Diyala’s governor came under a bomb and small arms attack in which one bodyguard was wounded.

A pair of bombs targeting an army deputy commander in Awja wounded two bodyguards when it exploded.

Gunmen in Falluja wounded two civilians traveling in a car. Four soldiers were wounded in a separate explosion. Gunmen killed an interior ministry staff member and wounded a second person.

A soldier was killed and two others were wounded in an explosion in Baiji. Security forces killed two al-Qaeda emirs.

A bomb on road in Abu Saida exploded and wounded a Sahwa member.

In Mosul, four policemen were wounded when a bomb exploded in an intersection. Gunmen killed a man and wounded his wife.

Clashes took place in Rawa.

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Author: Margaret Griffis

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