55 Killed, 44 Wounded Across Iraq As Abu Ghraib Prison Is Shut Down

by , April 15, 2014

At least 55 people were killed and 44 more were wounded. Meanwhile, the Iraqi government transferred over 2,000 prisoners out of Abu Ghraib prison citing security concerns, as it is near militant-controlled areas.

In Anbar:

In Falluja, 12 militants were killed. Shelling killed seven civilians and wounded 17 more.

Two suicide bombers in Ramadi killed two policemen and wounded seven others. Mortar fire wounded nine people.

Gunmen killed one civilian and wounded another in Abu Ghraib.

Elsewhere:

In Baghdad, security forces killed 10 gunmen wearing Afghan garb. Three bodies were found in Arab Jabour.

The bodies of four soldiers, believed to have been killed in Anbar, were discovered in Jurf al-Sakhar.

A bomb in Badush killed two policemen and wounded a third one.

Two gunmen were killed as they tried to plant a bomb in Baquba. Three gunmen were killed in a clash at a checkpoint. Three civilians were wounded in an explosion.

Gunmen in Basra killed two civilians.

A dumped body was found in Chemin.

In Mosul, a roadside bomb wounded six soldiers. Two gunmen were killed.

A roadside bomb killed a refinery director and his brother in Baiji.

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