46 Iraqis Killed; Bomber Strikes During Shabak Funeral

Saturday: 46 Killed, 67 Wounded

by , September 14, 2013

Members of the Shabak ethnic minority group were killed in two separate incidents in northern Iraq. Across the country at least 46 Iraqis were killed and 67 more were wounded.

A suicide bomber attacked a funeral for a Shabak member in Baashiqa, killing 26 people and wounding at least 47 more. Although some Shabaks are Sunni, those in Baashiqa are mostly Shi’ite Muslims.

Three people were killed and five more were wounded in a roadside blast in Zaidan.

A bombing in Dujail killed two people and wounded three more.

In Mosul, gunmen stormed a home where they killed a man and his wife, wounded his son, and kidnapped another son. A Shabak man was shot dead.

A roadside bomb in Badush left two soldiers dead and a third one wounded.

In Ramadi, a civilian was killed and another was wounded in a small arms attack. Two civilians were wounded during an attack on a policeman’s home.

In Baghdad, gunmen killed a tile factory owner and an employee. Overnight a bomb killed a soldier and wounded three more.

A clash near Tikrit left one gunman dead and two others wounded.

A policeman was killed and another was wounded in a drive-by shooting at a checkpoint in Falluja. One of Anbar council chairman’s bodyguards has died a day after a bombing.

One gunman was killed and another was wounded during a clash in Ishaqi.

In Tuz Khormato, security forces liberated a woman and her seven children from kidnappers who abducted them from Balad Ruz hours earlier.

An I.E.D. near Suleiman Bek targeted a convoy carrying the Youth and Sports Minister, but no casualties were reported. An 11-year-old was killed in separate bombing targeting a minibus.

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