A Fourth Day of Attacks on Iraq Sports Fans: 41 Killed, 57 Wounded

For the fourth day in a row, soccer players or fans were targeted in attacks in or near Baghdad. Today, bombers struck at a field just south of the capital. In the north, a funeral was targeted as well. Also, the number of deaths at a soccer event in Baquba yesterday doubled. Overall, at least 41 people were killed and 57 more were wounded.

Around midnight in Zangoura, a bomb planted on a Sahwa fighter’s car exploded, drawing victims in to a second explosion. At least 11 people were killed and about 19 more were wounded in the blasts near Ramadi.

A suicide bomber targeting police at a funeral in Dujail killed four people and wounded 12 more.

In Madaen, a pair of bombs targeting a soccer field left five dead and 15 wounded.

A shooting in Shirqat left one Sahwa dead and four more wounded. The bodies of two other Sahwa members were discovered.

In Baghdad, the body of a Sahwa leader was found a day after his abduction. A bombing at a Khadraa bakery killed three people and perhaps wounded five more. Gunmen killed one person and wounded another in Andalus Square.

A soldier was killed and an officer wounded in a small arms attack near Taza.

Gunmen killed a Sahwa member near Kirkuk.

The number of people killed in yesterday’s attack in Baquba doubled to 20 killed after authorities announced that 10 more people had died.

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