Clashes, Bombings, Shootings Leave 96 Dead, 95 Wounded Across Iraq

At least 96 people were killed across Iraq today, while another 95 were wounded. The military broke its self-imposed truce in Falluja.

In the northern village of Ghazil, gunmen attacked a group of policemen protecting oil pipelines. The ensuing clashes lasted over an hour and left 26 policemen dead and another 10 wounded.

In Falluja, military artillery strikes resumed despite the truce; five people were killed and 10 more were injured. A civilian was killed and 15 others were wounded during a separate shelling attack.

A sticky bomb in Haditha wounded a councilman and two bodyguards.

A suicide bomber in Anbar province harmed a number of people delivering food. Also, 25 militants were killed in security operations.

Twelve militants were killed south of Baghdad in Jurf al-Sakhar.

In Mosul, seven people were killed in six shootings. A bomb wounded three soldiers. A prison employee was wounded in a separate blast.

A roadside bomb on a highway near Baiji killed three policemen and the four detainees they were escorting. At least three policemen were wounded.

A bomb near bicycle shops in Sadr City left six dead and 21 wounded.

In Baghdad, a bomb left three wounded in Hurriya. A policeman was killed and two more were wounded in a blast in Siniya. A bicycle bomb in Waziriya killed three and wounded 12 more.

One person was killed and three more were wounded in a drive-by shooting in Tarmiya.

A roadside bomb near Shirqat killed one person and wounded four more.

A blast in Tuz Khormato wounded four people.

A bomb wounded a policeman in Madaen.

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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.