Samarra Mosque Bombed in 2006, Bombed Again; 30 Iraqis Killed

A mosque, where a bombing set off sectarian violence in 2006, suffered the worst of today’s violence. Overall, at least 30 Iraqis were killed and 52 more were wounded.

Twenty-two people were killed and 29 more were wounded at the Musab bin Omair Mosque in Samarra, when two bombs, hidden in the air conditioning system, were detonated as worshippers gathered for midday prayers.

Separately, a mortar killed a woman and her daughter nearby and wounded the woman’s husband. West of Samarra, mortars killed a young girl and wounded two relatives. Also, an I.E.D. wounded five policemen.

In Mosul, a bomb targeting a police colonel killed a female bystander and wounded 12 others, including the colonel.

A bomb killed one person and wounded three more in Adhaim.

In Baghdad, a doctor was assassinated, while gunmen killed an army colonel.

A soldier was killed after being abducted in Kirkuk.

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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.