Baghdad Wedding Bloodbath; 69 Iraqis Killed

At least 69 Iraqis were killed and 169 more were wounded. These numbers include previously unreported casualties that occurred in yesterday’s violence. In three of those attacks, the figures were revised considerably upwards. Sometimes the numbers in attacks can rise throughout the day. This is often due to confusion following them.

In Baghdad, a bomb at a wedding killed 18 celebrants in the Jihad neighborhood; at least 44 were wounded. A second bomb killed 12 and wounded 31 more. A third blast left 10 dead and 25 wounded in Ghazaliya.

Authorities also raised the number of those killed in yesterday’s Doura attack by eight more dead and 24 more wounded. The numbers in the Shabb bombing were increased by 10 killed and 25 wounded.

Three people were killed and 13 more were wounded at a football field in Baquba.

The numbers in a bombing in Hibhib were increased by three dead and one wounded.

Near the Syrian border at the al-Walid crossing, three policemen were killed in a clash.

A bomb targeting the governor of Salah ad Din province wounded five bodyguards near Tikrit.

In Abu Ghraib, a brigadier general was assassinated.

Gunmen in Riyadh killed a Sahwa leader.

Gunmen wounded a surgeon in Karbala. Two kidnapping victims were released in Anbar.

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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.