Shelling and Bombings Kill 42, Wound 62 Across Iraq

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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Author: Margaret Griffis

Margaret Griffis is a journalist from Miami Beach, Florida and has
been covering Iraqi casualties for Antiwar.com since 2006.