Bombers Return to Baghdad; 87 Killed 122 Wounded, Across Iraq

by , February 27, 2014

At least 87 people were killed and 122 more were wounded as bombs once again took a heavy toll in and around Baghdad.

Gunmen killed two soldiers and wounded five more at a Ramadi checkpoint. Eleven gunmen were killed in clashes. Four gunmen were killed near the city; at least one more was wounded.

Snipers in Falluja killed a civilian.

Seven militants were killed in Garma.

Further west in Anbar, four gunmen were killed near the Syrian border.

In Sadr City, a bomb at a used motorcycle market killed 32 people and wounded 56 more. A sticky bomb attached to a bus killed five people and wounded 14 more.

In Baghdad, a bomb killed four people and wounded 13 more in the Shabb neighborhood. Three soldiers were killed and three more were wounded in a suicide attack on a checkpoint.

Two people were killed and 18 more were wounded in a bombing at a fish restaurant in Tuz Khormato.

In Tarmiya, a car bomb killed two Iraqi soldiers and wounded three more. Earlier, a similar attack left three wounded.

A bomb killed two Sahwa and wounded four more in Shurqat.

In Mosul, gunmen wounded a former police officer. A civilian was shot and wounded.

A civilian was shot dead in Muqdadiya.

In Kirkuk, three soldiers died in clashes. Three militants were killed near the city.

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