Iraq Carnage: 96 Killed, 191 Wounded
At least 96 people were killed and 191 were wounded in what appears to be a series of coordinated attacks across the country. In the deadliest attack, a group of security personnel were sitting down to their Iftar meal when gunmen attacked them.
Seven security personnel were killed and 14 more were wounded when gunmen attacked a Ramadi checkpoint. Two I.E.D.s wounded three policemen. Three suicide bombers attacked a police station where they killed two policemen and wounded four others.
Bombs in Yathrib killed 10 people and wounded 18 more near a coffee shop.
In Baghdad, a car bomb near the Doura district left one policeman dead and nine others wounded. A man was gunned down in Sharqat. Two policemen were killed and two more were wounded in a bombing in Karrada.
In Falluja, a car bomb killed four policemen and wounded seven others, including a civilian. At least two more people were killed and seven more were wounded in this or another event. The number of casualties in a clash between police and gunmen was not released, but at least 40 gunmen were reported to be involved. The police shut down the city’s entrances.
A car bomb near Samarra killed four soldiers and wounded five more.
Three policemen were killed and 10 others were wounded in a bombing in Tikrit.
A suicide bomber in Riyadh killed one policeman and wounded seven others.
In Qaim, two bombs killed a policeman and wounded two others.
Two Sahwa members were killed in a blast in Shirqat.
Gunmen in Qadisiya killed two policemen.
Twelve civilians were wounded in a blast in Debs.
In Bani Saad, an I.E.D. wounded 11 people.
A grenade at the Hammam al-Alil home of a provincial councilmember wounded him.
Mortars and car bombs in Baiji left no casualties.
A bomb wounded three people in Kirkuk.
A blast wounded two policemen in Samarra.
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