57 Iraqis Killed, 78 Wounded As Bombers Move East into Diyala province

by , September 13, 2013

Bombers returned to Diyala province where they attacked mosques in the Adhaim and Qara Tapa areas. More bombings and clashes took place elsewhere. At least 57 were killed and 78 more were wounded.

Two bombs at a Sunni mosque in Adhaim left 32 dead and about 43 wounded, including many children. The first blast targeted worshippers as they left the building. The second explosion occurred minutes later to kill those gathering to help the earlier blast victims. Shi’ite worshippers may have also attended the services. A separate bomb at a market wounded four people.

Six people were killed, including four children during a home invasion in Qadisiya.

In Ishaqi, a bomb killed three people and wounded 12 more on a bus. A policeman was killed and another was wounded during a small arms attack on a checkpoint.

Three bombers were killed during a car bombing that went awry in Albu Faraj. The premature blast wounded three people including an elderly woman and children.

A bomb killed one person and wounded five more in Qara Tapa.

In Abu Ghraib, a bomb killed a soldier and wounded three more.Three Sahwa members and two gunmen were killed in a clash.

A car bomber was killed at a checkpoint near Baghdad.

A mosque preacher was shot dead in Hadid.

In Mosul, a local official was shot dead. A roadside bomb killed two soldiers and wounded two others.

Four bodyguards were wounded during a bombing attempt on an Anbar province official in Falluja.

A sticky bomb planted on a civilian’s car in Ramadi wounded a policeman who was nearby when it exploded.

A clash in the Hamrim Mountains left an unknown number of casualties.

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