Coordinated Bombings in Baghdad; 75 Killed, 112 Wounded Across Iraq

Near simultaneous bombings took place across Baghdad in the evening. Overall, at least 75 people were killed and 112 more were wounded across Iraq. Also, the United Nations is estimating that about 400,000 people were displaced due to fighting in Anbar province.

Anbar:

In Falluja, security forces killed five militants, including an al-Qaeda leader.

Air strikes killed 13 militants at a camp on the Syrian border near Qaim.

In al-Efhailat, six militants were killed in a security operation.

Gunmen killed two soldiers and wounded four more in Garma.

Elsewhere:

In Baghdad, a car bomb killed 12 people and wounded 28 more in Adhamiya. A few minutes later a bomb nearby killed seven more and wounded another 27 people. In Amiriya, four people were killed by a bomb left on a commercial street, and 14 more were wounded . Shortly after that, four people were killed and 14 more were killed in a fourth blast that took place in Saidiya. Four militants were killed.

In Mosul, gunmen killed a political candidate. A roadside bomb killed a soldier and wounded two more. Two more bombs wounded four soldiers. Police killed one gunman and wounded another. Clashes at a checkpoint left one policeman and one gunman dead, while a bystander was wounded. A journalist was gunned down.

A bomb targeting a bus carrying female security inspectors between Balad and Samarra killed four of the women and wounded 11 more.

In Kirkuk, gunmen killed a woman and wounded a child during a home invasion. A sticky bomb killed a Sahwa leader and wounded his son.

A sticky bomb in Tikrit killed a policeman and wounded his wife.

A policeman and two soldiers were wounded in bombing in Qayara.

Five gunmen were killed in villages near Baquba.

Gunmen blew up the council building in Saniya and kidnapped two policemen.

A kidnapping victim was rescued in Basra.

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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.