Several attacks on police stations left a bloody trail across Iraq today. Civilians were also targeted. At least 113 people were killed and 148 more were wounded in these attacks.
Thirteen people were killed in Ramadi when a suicide bomber attacked a mosque that was holding a funeral for an officer killed earlier in the week; at least 37 people were wounded. A sniper killed a soccer player.
Four suicide bombers were killed in al-Annaz.
Militants took over a federal police station in Anjana, near Suleiman Pek, before detonating a truck bomb in the building. At least 14 people were killed and 18 more were wounded. Militants took over Suleiman Pak last month and this attack is thought to be revenge for being driven out. A police commando was killed in a clash.
An attack on a police station in Adhaim left 11 dead and five wounded.
A pair of bombs killed two people and wounded 28 more celebrating the Persian New Year in Dibs.
Several people were killed or wounded in Tikrit when an explosion lured victims to a second bomb. One policeman was killed and six more were wounded in an armed attack; seven policemen were kidnapped. The bodies of 13 militants were discovered bearing gunshot wounds to their heads.
In Mosul, a bomb wounded a councilman from the Hammam al-Alil district. Four people were killed and nine more were wounded when a suicide bomber attacked a police station.
An old landmine in al-Teeb killed a child and wounded another.
A blast wounded 16 people in Tuz Khormato.
Eight militants were killed in a clash in Buhriz.
In Qara Tapa, four militants were killed.
Violent clashes took place in the Hamrim Mountains.
Two militants were killed in Baghdad.
A bomb near Jalawla wounded two people.
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