Fresh Iraq Attacks Leave 33 Dead, 73 Wounded

At least 33 people were killed, and 73 more were wounded in the latest violence. Although there were many attacks, they did not seem coordinated.

In Baghdad, a bomb near a Furat grocery store left one person dead and one injured. Six people were wounded in a blast in Jamiaa. An I.E.D. in Sabaa al-Bour wounded four people. At least six more people were killed in these or other attacks. Police arrested a suicide bomber as he tried to enter a government building.

A bomb near a mosque killed four worshippers and wounded at least 11 more in Tuz Khormato.

In Mualamin, a bomb targeting young men at a popular shop killed five of them and wounded 16 more when it exploded.

Three policemen were killed and a fourth one was kidnapped when gunmen attacked a checkpoint in al-Hafriya; two more policemen were wounded.

In Kut, two policemen were shot to death. Gunmen also killed one civilian and wounded three more.

Gunmen killed three policemen at a checkpoint in Mosul. A civilian was killed and three others were wounded in a bombing. A roadside bomb wounded four soldiers.

In Kirkuk, a sticky bomb killed one policeman and wounded another. Another sticky bomb wounded a policeman north of town. A civilian was also killed and three more were wounded in two more blasts.

A suicide car bomber attacked a checkpoint leading to Saddam’s presidential palace in Tikrit, where he wounded nine policemen. The compound is now used for government and security office space.

A small arms attack in Essouira left one policeman dead.

Police liberated eight people from their kidnappers in Samarra. Before returning to their homes, the eight victims were treated at hospital.

In Falluja, gunmen killed a civilian. A sticky bomb wounded a civilian. Two shop owners were shot dead separately.

Two abducted children were liberated in Sadr City.

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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.