Iraq Political Candidate Among 44 Killed, 60 Wounded

At least 44 people were killed and 60 more were wounded across Iraq in today’s attacks. A number of people were harmed in the ongoing situation in Anbar province. Also, a candidate was assassinated in northern Iraq.

In Anbar:

In Ramadi, a suicide bomber used a stolen police Humvee to cross a checkpoint and then wounded 14 people when he detonated his explosives. A car bomb killed nine soldiers and wounded 10 more. A bomb wounded five civilians. Gunmen killed four soldiers.

Gunmen in Haswa killed three soldiers and wounded four more; three militants were also wounded.

Two gunmen were killed in Falluja. Two soldiers were killed and four more were wounded in clashes. Shelling left two dead and four wounded, all women or children.

Elsewhere:

Gunmen in Shirqat killed a candidate with the Iraqiya party and wounded two policemen with him. A blast targeting a Sahwa member wounded him, but also killed two children.

In Baghdad, a blast on a commercial street left six dead and 14 wounded in Qahira.

A shootout in Samarra killed a policeman, two gunmen and two children; three policemen were also wounded. Two gunmen were killed.

A roadside bomb in Baquba killed an army commander and two others, while also wounding six more.

Bombs wounded three people across Tikrit.

In Mosul, gunmen killed a Shabak civilian. A dumped body was found. A policeman was shot and wounded.

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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.