55 Iraqis Killed in Funeral, Cafe and Other Attacks

Although no soccer players or fans were reported among today’s casualties, one of the bombings targeted a cafe. In recent days, several cafes screening international soccer matches were the focus of bloodshed. Overall, at least 55 people were killed and 53 more were wounded today.

A suicide bomber killed 23 people and wounded 28 more at a funeral in Muqdadiya.

In Baquba, a suicide bomber attacked a cafe, where he killed 10 people and wounded 22 more. A civilian was shot dead at a market.

The bodies of eight Sahwa members were found in an orchard after the men were snatched from various homes around Meshahda.

A roadside bomb in Hamdaniya killed a soldier and wounded two more.

Gunmen killed a policeman in Falluja.

In Qayara, gunmen killed a Hadhir councilman and his cousin, while a third person was wounded. A sticky bomb killed an employee of the oil ministry.

Two leading al-Qaeda members were killed during a raid in Adhaim.

In Baiji, a policeman was gunned down.

A military operation in Duquq left an Ansar al-Sunna leader and a soldier dead.

A civilian was gunned down in Mosul.

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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.