Bombers Strike Across Baghdad and Southern Iraq; 61 Killed, 197 Wounded

A spate of bombings occurred in Baghdad, apparently marking the 11th anniversary of the fall of Baghdad. Bombers also moved south into Wassit province. At least people 61 were killed and 197 more were wounded.

Anbar:

In Falluja, shelling killed nine people and wounded 23 more.

A mortar round landed on the Ramadi home belonging to a television cameraman, killing him and wounding two brothers, during a battle. Six soldiers and a lieutenant colonel were captured.

Air strikes killed three militants in Garma.

Gunmen killed one person and wounded another.

Baghdad:

In Baghdad itself, a bomb killed one person and wounded 10 more in Shabb. Two civilians were killed and 25 more were wounded by a blast in Baghdad al-Jadida. In Kadhimiya, a bomb killed three people and wounded 12 more. Two people were killed and seven more were wounded in a double bombing on Saadoun Street. A bomb in Jadriya killed three people and wounded eight more. On Nidhal Street, a bomb killed four and wounded 11 more. One person was killed and seven more were wounded during a mortar attack in Sabi al-Boor. In Maamil, one person was killed and 12 more were wounded in a bombing.

In Sadr City, a bomb killed five people and wounded 11 more.

Three suicide bombers were killed in Meshahda.

Wassit:

A bomb near a school in Kut left five dead and 18 wounded.

Four people were killed and eight more were wounded by a blast in Hafriya.

In Numaniya, two bombs killed five people and wounded 17 more.

A car bomb in Aziziya wounded 14 people.

Elsewhere:

In Mosul, three policemen were wounded in a blast. Gunmen killed a school official. A roadside bomb killed one federal policeman and wounded three more.

A gunman riding a bicycle in Riyadh killed a civilian. A Sahwa member was shot dead. A bomb wounded three soldiers.

Gunmen killed a doctor in Basra.

One policeman was killed and two more were wounded in a bombing in Shura.

Police in Kherbana killed a suicide bomber and his assistant.

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