Baghdad Mosques Targeted on Prayer Day; 21 Killed, 59 Wounded

At least 21 people were killed and 59 more were wounded in fresh violence. The worst attacks took place near two Baghdad mosques.

In Baghdad, five people were killed and 21 more were wounded during a triple bombing at a Doura mosque. Two bombs at a mosque in Jihad left four dead and 12 wounded.

In Mosul, a suicide bomber killed a civilian and wounded five more. When first responders arrived at the bombing site, a second blast killed a soldier and wounded three more; at least one more person was wounded. A separate bombing left three policemen dead and three civilians wounded.

A truck bomb at an intersection in Qayara killed a police colonel and wounded seven more.

A bomb in Taji left one soldier dead and three more wounded.

Gunmen killed a senior police officer who was visiting relatives in Zab.

One gunman was killed and four more were wounded during an attack on a checkpoint in Iskandariya.

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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.