Iraq PM Threatens Protesters As Attacks Leave 13 Dead, 34 Wounded

Following yesterday’s ill-fated military operation in Wadi Horan, Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has warned demonstrators in Ramadi to leave their protest camp before security forces move in on the site. He claims the camp is a harbor for al-Qaeda elements. Earlier this year, clashes between government forces and demonstrators kicked off a wave of violence that has yet to taper off. A new offensive can only inflame the situation.

Meanwhile, at least 13 people were killed and 34 more were wounded in today’s attacks.

In Mosul, gunmen killed a university student. A policeman was shot dead. A roadside bomb killed one policeman and wounded two more. A dumped body was found.

Gunmen in Dibis killed three soldiers and wounded a fourth.

One soldier was killed and another was wounded in a clash in Baghdadi. Two gunmen were also killed.

A young man’s body was found in Kirkuk.

In Baghdad, a bomb killed one person and wounded nine more at a market in Nahrawan.

One person was killed and seven more were wounded when a bomb exploded in Abu Ghraib.

Gunmen killed a Sahwa leader in the Hamrim area.

A roadside bomb in Tuz Khormato wounded five policemen and four civilians.

Three policemen were wounded in a shooting in Falluja. Separately, gunmen also wounded an officer and a policeman.

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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.