Iraq Attacks Continue into March: 70 Killed, 50 Wounded

At least 70 people were killed and 50 more were wounded in today’s attacks. Meanwhile, the United Nations, Iraqi government and Agence France-Presse released their casualty figures for February. All three found that more than 700 people were killed in Iraq during the month — not counting militants. Including those militants, Antiwar found that at least 1700 people were likely killed.

Near Falluja, security forces killed six militants. One child was killed and nine others were wounded during a shelling attack in nearby towns.

Gunmen killed two soldiers and wounded three more at a Khalidiya checkpoint. Four policemen were killed in a drive-by shooting.

A car bomb in Hit killed one person and wounded two more.

Security forces killled one militant and wounded two more in Ramadi.

West of Ramadi, seven gunmen were killed.

Outside of Anbar province:

Security forces killed 31 militants in southern Nineva province.

In Mosul, six militants were killed.

Three militants were killed in a clash in Latifiya. A sticky bomb wounded an officer in Latifiya.

A bomb killed three people and wounded 10 more in Tuz Khormato.

An I.E.D. in Baiji killed two soldiers and wounded four more.

A woman was killed in a double bombing in Balad Ruz that also left five women and a child wounded.

One patrolman was killed and three more were wounded in an I.E.D. blast in Shurqat.

A soldier’s body was found in Dibiss.

In Abu Saida, gunmen killed a civilian.

A bomb killed a military official in Hawija.

Six people were wounded in a blast in Baghdad. A kidnapped girl was rescued.

In Kirkuk, a rocket wounded a family of four.

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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.