Shelling and Bombings Kill 42, Wound 62 Across Iraq

by , March 07, 2014

The violence tapered off slightly today, the prayer day, but at least 42 people were still killed and 62 more wounded. Shelling in Falluja and a bombing at a market in the north left the most casualties.

In Anbar province:

In Falluja, at least six people were killed and 17 more were wounded in shelling. Three snipers were killed. A militant leader was wounded in an artillery attack.

A suicide bomber in Ramadi killed three soldiers and wounded four more.

Three policemen were killed and four more were wounded in Albu Dhiab.

In Garma, seven militants were killed.

Elsewhere:

Four people were killed and 18 more were wounded in Tuz Khormato when a bomb exploded at a market.

In Baquba, a bomb killed one person and wounded three more. A second bomb injured four people.

In Kirkuk, gunmen killed a brigadier general and his brother. A roadside bomb wounded two soldiers.

Gunmen in Saidiya killed a municipal official and another person.

In Mussayab, a roadside bomb killed one person and wounded another. A bomb yesterday wounded five people near this location.

A bomb in Mosul killed one soldier and wounded three civilians.

In Baghdad, a kidnapped woman and her daughter were rescued. A car bomb in Ghazaliya killed or wounded a number of people. Six militants were killed.

A dumped body was found in Nasariya.

Two suicide bombers were killed while attacking an election center in Baaj.

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