Bombers, Gunmen Leave 48 Dead, 43 Hurt Across Iraq

Yesterday’s assassination attempt on two Sunni politicians, including the deputy prime minister, has taken on a new twist. Although there are conflicting reports as to the actual events that occurred, it is becoming apparent that Iraqi army soldiers were the ones who fired upon the convoy during some kind of dispute. Meanwhile, at least 48 people were killed today, and another 53 were wounded.

Anbar:

Eight militants were killed and eight more were wounded in a clash south of Ramadi. Gunmen killed three policemen.

Shelling in Falluja left three dead and 14 wounded.

Elsewhere:

In Mosul, gunmen killed six members of the same family, including two children, as they picnicked in the Sanjar Forest. A judge’s bodyguard was gunned down. Security forces killed a militant leader. Two bystanders were wounded in a clash. A bomb killed one soldier and wounded another.

Gunmen in Tikrit killed four soldiers and a taxi driver. A sticky bomb killed an officer.

In Baquba, a car bomb killed four people and wounded 18 more. A Sahwa member was shot to death.

Gunmen killed four federal policemen at a Samarra checkpoint.

A roadside bomb targeting a Tarmiya police patrol left one dead and six wounded.

A civilian was gunned down in Taza.

An old landmine in al-His killed a civilian.

In Baghdad, a bomb wounded four policemen in Doura.

Security forces in Udhaim killed three militants.

Security forces killed a militant trying to infiltrate the al-Kisik military base.

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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.