More Bloodshed in Iraq: 82 Killed, 176 Wounded

At least 82 people were killed and 176 were wounded across Iraq today. Most of the casualties were civilians. A series of bombings once again took place in Baghdad province, but there were significant blasts in nearby cities as well.

In Anbar province:

In Falluja, shelling left four civilians dead and 12 more wounded, including children. An earlier shelling attack killed one person and wounded 12 more.

Snipers killed two soldiers in Garma.

A sniper killed an officer in Khalidiya.

Clashes continued in Ramadi.

In Baghdad province:

In Baghdad, two female bodies were found. Gunmen killed a civilian in Yusufiya. Gunmen also killed eight policemen in Doura. In Adhamiya, two soldiers were killed and a third was wounded in a shooting. One person was killed and three more were wounded in a Qahira shooting.

Several bombings took place as well. Seven people were killed and 17 more were wounded in Amil when a bomb exploded at a market. A bomb at a Karrada Mariam restaurant killed two people and wounded 11 others. A bomb killed three people and wounded 13 more and destroyed several cars in Nahda. In Jisr Diyala, a bomb left two dead and seven wounded.

A bomb at a Sadr City restaurant killed five people and wounded 25 more.

A roadside bomb killed two soldiers and wounded two more in Tarmiya.

Five people were killed and 14 others were wounded in a blast in Meshada.

Elsewhere:

Two car bombs in Hilla killed nine people and wounded 28 more.

In Iskandariya, a bomb killed four and wounded 10 others at a casino.

Five people were killed and 12 more were wounded in a blast and a billiards parlor in Kanaan.

Six bodies were discovered in Abu Khasib, Basra province.

A former mayor was shot and killed in Basra.

In Kirkuk, a bomb killed a woman and injured her son. A sticky bomb killed a soldier.

In Mosul, gunmen killed a policeman. Two policemen were wounded in a blast. A bomb killed one policeman and wounded another. Gunmen killed a security member. A bomb targeting an official wounded his bodyguard.

Gunmen in Baiji killed one Sahwa member and wounded four more.

Gunmen in Baquba killed a policeman.

A bomb killed a civilian in Buhriz.

A sticky bomb killed an officer in Shirqat.

Three men were killed as they prepared a car bomb in Riyadh.

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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.