Iraq Carnage Leaves 81 Killed, 246 Wounded

by , May 27, 2013

A series of bombings, mostly in predominantly Shi’ite neighborhoods in Baghdad, left scores dead. Across all Iraq, at least 81 people were killed and 246 were wounded.

In Baghdad, at least 71 people were killed and 224 more were wounded. Thirteen people were killed and 35 more were wounded in a double bombing in the Habibiya area that began with a phony car accident. A blast in Sabi al-Boor left eight dead and 26 wounded. Six people were killed and 34 more were wounded in an Umm al-Maalif bombing. Six people were killed and 14 more were wounded in a blast on Saadoun Street. A bomb at a Shabb market left five dead and 31 wounded. A bomb in Jisr Diyala left five dead and 12 wounded. Three people were killed and 14 were wounded in a blast in Hurriya. In Bayaa, a bomb killed six people and wounded 16 others. An explosion in Kadhimiya killed four people and wounded 11 more. One person was killed and nine more were wounded in Baghdad Jadida when a bomb exploded at a mosque; an arrest was made. A Baladiyat bombing left four dead and 11 wounded. Three people were killed and 11 others were wounded in a Sadriya area bombing. At least seven more people were killed in the violence.

Attacks across the rest of Iraq left 10 dead and 22 more wounded.

Three people were killed and nine more were wounded when a car exploded in Madaen.

In Mosul, gunmen killed a policeman. Two policemen and a civilian were wounded in a gunfight.

A triple bombing on a farm in Shirqat left two Sahwa dead and three more wounded. An assassination attempt against a police commander in failed.

A police captain was critically wounded when he was shot outside of his Iskandariya home.

A roadside bomb near Falluja wounded two soldiers.

In Falluja, a bomb wounded a policeman and a civilian. A civilian was wounded in a separate blast.

Robbers killed a government employee in Hit, soon after he left a bank carrying his co-workers salaries.

In Zab, an I.E.D. left under a car wounded a Sahwa member.

A roadside bomb in Qayara killed a police colonel.

Gunmen killed a teacher in Khalis.

In Abu Saida, a bomb wounded two civilians.

Gunmen in Kirkuk killed a Sahwa official.

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