Bridge Collapses in Iraq Attack; 56 Killed, 55 Wounded

At least 56 people were killed and 55 more were wounded in scattered attacks across Iraq today. In one attack, an important bridge fell into the Euphrates, killing several people.

Anbar:

Seven people were killed and wounded 11 more were wounded when a suicide bomber blew up his explosives and demolished the al-Houz Bridge in Ramadi. This leaves only one bridge on the Euphrates River that can still be used by civilians. Two bridges are reserved for security forces, and two others were destroyed this year.

A clash near Falluja left nine soldiers dead and 14 more wounded. Air strikes killed five militants.

Two young people were killed after they were abducted in Qaim. Yesterday, a kidnapping victim from Qaim was found in Haditha, but it is unclear if he is related to this abduction.

Elsewhere:

Gunmen attacked an Aiyn al-Jahash checkpoint where they killed seven soldiers and wounded nine more.

In Baghdad, a bomb killed four people and wounded nine more at a Yusufiya market.

A roadside bomb in Tikrit killed two police officers. A sticky bomb killed a colonel.

In Mosul, gunmen killed a doctor.

A roadside bomb killed a solider and wounded two civilians in Qayara.

A bomb in Jurf al-Sakhar wounded seven policemen. At least three policemen were killed in this or another bombing. Security forces killed three bombers.

Gunmen killed a man at a school in Arab Jabour.

Gunmen in Taji killed a civilian and wounded two more.

A roadside bomb in Shura killed two policemen and wounded an officer.

Security forces in Iskandariya killed a suicide car bomber and his passenger.

A suicide bomber was killed in Jbela last night and his bomb was safely defused.

Two militants were killed in the Hamrim region.

A militant leader died from injuries received during security operations in Buhriz.

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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.