At least 69 people were killed and 151 more wounded when bombings returned to Baghdad and several neighboring cities and town. Gunmen also took a toll across the country.
In Baghdad, two car bombs killed three people and wounded 18 more in Bataween. Two people were killed and 14 more were wounded in a blast in Amil. A bomb on Saadoun St. left four dead and 16 wounded. A car bomb killed six people and wounded 11 more in Zaafaraniya. One person was killed and 13 more were wounded in a Saidiya blast. A bomb killed one person and wounded six in Shula. Seven people were wounded in a Ghadeer bombing. Gunmen killed a senior province official in Shabb.
On the outskirts of the capital, two bombs in Sadr City left six dead and 18 wounded.
A bomb killed eight people and wounded 20 in Husseiniya.
One person was killed and seven more were wounded in a blast in Tarmiya.
Mortars fell on a Meshahda police station, killing two people and wounding two more.
Three suicide bombers attacked a Falluja police station where they killed eight people; as many as 12 people were wounded. An armed attack left one policeman dead and one civilian wounded. At least two more policemen were killed in a checkpoint attack.
Gunmen stormed a Sahwa member’s home in Madaen, where they killed him, his wife, and three small children.
A gunman was shot dead in Muqdadiya.
A bomb in Adhaim wounded three soldiers.
Five people were shot to death in Basra sometime during the past two weeks. Police admitted that 17 people were shot within the city during September. Only 10 of those deaths were already reported in this column. Another two deaths, likely caused by gunshots as well, also occurred. Security forces in Basra have frequently underreported violence in the past.