A series of bombings once again rocked Baghdad, while fighting and shelling continued in Anbar province. Celebratory gunfire after a soccer victory may have given cover to some of the attacks. Also, Indian tourists were attacked in the east. The casualty figures for today are 53 dead and 106 wounded overall.
In Baghdad province:
In Baghdad itself, eight people were killed and 31 more were wounded in bombing in Shabb and Shula. A bomb near a university in Karrada killed three people and wounded 10 more. Gunmen killed a policeman and wounded three others in Qahira. Three federal policemen were gunned down in Doura. In Adhamiya, gunmen killed two soldiers and wounded another. A three civilians were killed and nine more were wounded in a roadside blast in Zaafaraniya. A blast in Amil wounded a civilian. A bomb killed three people and wounded 11 more in Bayaa.
In Sadr City, two bombs killed two people and wounded 13 more.
Seven security personnel were killed during a blast in a Tarmiya blast.
In Anbar province:
In Ramadi, a suicide bomber killed three security personnel and wounded three more. Clashes took place. Gunmen killed a policeman.
A military helicopter fired a missile on a civilian car east of Ramadi, killing a man and woman and also wounded three others.
Five dumped bodies were recovered from the Euphrates River in Hilla province.
A dumped body was found in Muqdadiya.
In nearby Irkaba, gunmen killed one Indian tourist and wounded four more.
Gunmen killed a civilian in Jbela.
A bomb in Jurf al-Sakhar wounded two civilians.
In Mosul, gunmen wounded two soldiers. Two gunmen were killed and seven more were wounded in a fight with security personnel.
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