Evening Bombing Spree in Baghdad; 46 Killed, 68 Wounded Across Iraq

by , March 15, 2014

Although the situation in Anbar province is still critical, a series of evening bombings in Baghdad left the largest number of casualties today. At least 46 were killed and 68 more were wounded.

In Anbar:

In Qaim, one policeman was killed and two others were wounded in a roadside bombing.

Four militants were killed in Falluja.

Clashes continue in Ramadi, where six policemen were shot dead. Four militants were killed.

A suicide bomber was killed in Haditha, but the number of victims was not reported.

In Baghdad:

A blast on a commercial street in Amin killed four and wounded 13 more. In Qahira, a bomb killed three people and wounded six more at a falafel restaurant. Four people were killed and 14 more were wounded on a commercial street in Amil. Four people were killed and 10 were wounded in a Shoala/Hurriya area blast. Security forces also killed a militant. Two snipers were killed in Amiriya, where another bombing was reported.

In Sadr City, a bombing left one dead and six wounded.

Elsewhere:

A car bombing in downtown Tikrit left seven dead and 15 wounded.

In Baquba, gunmen killed an elderly woman and son during a drive-by shooting. A police officer was shot and wounded.

A policeman was wounded in a shooting in Jalawla.

Gunmen killed a civilian in Muqdadiya.

A civilian was gunned down in Imam Weis.

A kidnapping victim was rescued in Ishaqi.

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