Bomb School Blows Up; 45 Killed, 97 Wounded Across Iraq

Although attacks and airstrikes continued in Anbar, the main source of militant casualties was an accidental bomb explosion at a bomb-making class in northern Iraq. Also, there were assassination attempts against the speaker of the house and a Turkmen political leader. At least 45 people were killed and 97 more were wounded in the attacks.

In Anbar province, mortars killed one person and wounded 14 more at Falluja General Hospital. Three people were killed and six more were wounded in separate bombings. A suicide car bomber in Ramadi killed four servicemembers and wounded seven more. In Hit, a bomb killed a policeman and wounded three others.

In a rural area near Samarra, a bomb-making class went awry when a bomb accidentally exploded and killed as many as 25 militants. Several other were arrested, among them 15 who were wounded.

In Mosul, a bomb targeting the Speaker of Parliament Osama al-Nujaifi wounded six bodyguards when it exploded. Gunmen killed a Shabak man. Two soldiers were wounded in a small arms attack. A car bomb wounded 11 family members of the police chief. Gunmen killed two court guards. A roadside bomb wounded two soldiers.

In Baghdad, an army colonel as wounded in a sticky bomb blast. Five diners were wounded at a restaurant when a roadside bomb exploded in Bayaa. Gunmen in Ubaidi killed a civilian and wounded another. A sticky bomb wounded three in al-Shi’la. Gunmen stormed a Qahira home where they wounded five people, including children. Near the City of Medicine, six people were wounded in a blast.

A militant was killed in Kirkuk when the bomb he was transporting accidentally exploded. A sticky bomb killed a civilian.

A bomb killed a man and wounded three more in Nasariya.

In Mussayab, a sticky bomb killed one and wounded three more.

Gunmen killed a guard working at the P.U.K. headquarters in Saidiya.

A body was found in Abu Ghraib.

A roadside bomb in Shirqat wounded two soldiers.

A blast at a shop in Sadr City wounded one civilian.

A bodyguard was wounded during an assassination attempt on a Turkmen Front official in Tuz Khormato.

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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.