Security Forces Focus of Iraq Attacks: 55 Killed, 50 Wounded

At least 55 people were killed and 50 more were wounded in attacks that targeted security personnel.

Anbar:

Eight people were killed and 16 more were killed during shelling attacks in Falluja; children were among the casualties. Air strikes killed several militants.

Gunmen in Haditha killed two people and wounded three more, who were volunteers of the police department.

In Hit, gunmen killed a counter-terrorism agent. A bomb killed three soldiers and wounded a fourth one.

A bridge near Numaniya was blown-up, but no casualties were reported.

Elsewhere:

In Baghdad, a dumped body was found. Gunmen killed a civilian. A burnt body was found. Security forces killed 16 militants. Police killed a militant. A policeman was wounded in a sticky bomb explosion.

Two roadside bombs targeting an army convoy in Jurf alSakhar killed three soldiers and wounded seven more. Six soldiers were killed during a suicide bombing.

In Mosul, gunmen killed three people inside a shop. A bomb killed two people and wounded 10 others. Gunmen killed two soldiers and wounded two civilians at a checkpoint. Another soldier was gunned down at a checkpoint. A car bomb killed a soldier and wounded seven others.

Gunmen killed a civilian in Basra.

A shop owner was killed in Ma’aqal.

Several election employees were threatened into resigning in Saniya.

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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.