Another Security Installation Targeted in Iraq; 31 Killed, 106 Wounded

Updated at 11:00 p.m. EST,. Dec. 5, 2013

Militants have again targeted a security installation in Iraq. Today’s attack took place in the northern city of Kirkuk. At least 31 people were killed and 106 more were wounded there or in other attacks.

In Kirkuk, militants attacked a government building that houses the intelligence service and national information agencies. A suicide blast announced the attack, and subsequent clashes led to the deaths of 11 people and four more suicide bombers. About 79 more were wounded. Gunmen also took over a neighboring mall, but police were able to safely liberate the 11 merchants taken hostage. Separately, four people were wounded in a bombing.

Gunmen attacked a checkpoint in Hamidhiya, where they killed three policemen and wounded four others.

In Falluja, security forces killed a militant leader and his assistant. A policeman was killed and another was wounded in a drive-by shooting.

In Baghdad, gunmen killed a medical director near a Yarmouk hospital. Police killed a man planting a bomb in Saidiya. Gunmen killed a man who runs a private generator in Ghazaliya.

Two civilians were gunned down in Ramadi.

In Mosul, a man was killed and his brother was wounded in a small arms attack. An I.E.D. wounded three policemen. A grenade wounded two civilians.

An I.E.D. killed a soldier and wounded two more in Haditha.

A roadside bomb in Qaim killed a soldier and wounded four more.

One civilian was killed and two more were wounded in a sticky bomb explosion in Yathrib.

Gunmen killed a former police chief in Shirqat.

A bomb in Muqdadiya wounded four people including a child.

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Margaret Griffis is a journalist from Miami Beach, Florida and has
been covering Iraqi casualties for Antiwar.com since 2006.