102 Killed, 62 Wounded As Militants Attack Iraq Army Base

As many as 102 people were killed and 62 more were wounded today. Dozens of people were killed during an attack on an army base in Yusufiya. The Interior Ministry and local officials gave inconsistent casualty figures.

Anbar:

Two militants were killed as they tried to sneak out of Garma. Six more were killed during an attack on a checkpoint.

In the Falluja region, eight militants were killed.

Elsewhere:

Very conflicting information has been released about an attack at army base in Dwiyliba near Yusufiya. The Interior Ministry claims that more than 40 gunmen were killed, but only one soldier died in clashes. Local sources say that 12 soldiers were killed, and as many as 40 militants were killed, wounded, or arrested. The area was sealed off.

Dwiyliba is within an area once known as the "Triangle of Death". It is just south of Baghdad and very close to Anbar province. During the U.S. occupation and sectarian war, this region was particularly restive. In recent weeks, though, it appears that militants from Anbar are attempting to take territory here, perhaps as a prelude to entering Baghdad.

In Mosul, security forces killed two suicide bombers. A bomb killed a soldier and wounded three others.

Five people were killed and 11 more were wounded when a car bomb was detonated outside a Tuz Khormato restaurant.

A suicide bomber killed five soldiers and wounded 11 more in Ein al-Baidha.

A car bomb in Mahmoudiya killed one and wounded 11 more.

Four people were killed and five more were wounded in a blast in Hilla. A bomb wounded a civilian. Another blast wounded two more people.

In Baiji, gunmen killed two policemen. A body was found. Gunmen wounded four policemen.

In Baghdad, sticky bomb placed under a car wounded the driver and a passenger. Two militants were killed south of town. An attempt to take over a checkpoint failed.

A roadside bomb in Buhriz killed two policemen and wounded four others.

In Tal al-Sh’eir, clashes left three SWAT members wounded and one bystander dead.

A bomb in Haswa killed a woman and wounded two others.

Gunmen killed one person in Tikrit. A professor was wounded in a shooting.

In Baquba, a bomb wounded a woman and her daughter. A body was found.

A militant leader and three aides were killed during an operation in Aiyn al-Jahash.

Read more by Margaret Griffis

Author: Margaret Griffis

Margaret Griffis is a journalist from Miami Beach, Florida and has
been covering Iraqi casualties for Antiwar.com since 2006.