Bombings Return to Central Iraq; 23 Killed

In Taji, eight people were killed and 24 more were wounded when a bomb exploded inside a restaurant serving highway travelers; women and children were among the victims. A bomb on a bus killed two commuters and wounded 11 more.

Five policemen were killed in Falluja when a suicide bomber attacked the group as the policemen waited to cast their votes in delayed provincial elections. At least 28 more were wounded.

Gunmen killed three people and wounded a fourth one in Jbela.

A roadside bomb killed a policeman and wounded three others in Shirqat.

A bomb in Hammam al-Alil wounded a federal police officer.

Gunmen killed a man working as a barber in Sadr City.

In Mosul, an I.E.D. wounded a soldier. A bomb targeting two government officials harmed no one.

In southeastern Baghdad, an I.E.D. killed two people and wounded 10 more.

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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.