Army Base Attacked; 106 Iraqis Killed, 79 Wounded

At least 106 were killed today in Iraq, and another 73 people were wounded. Over half the fatalities were militants, but security forces and civilians were also harmed.

In Anbar:

The Iraqi government announced the deaths of 54 militants following clashes in Garma.

In Ramadi, a militant leader was killed. Four gunmen were killed and four more were wounded in an air strike.

Five people were killed and 11 more were wounded during continued shelling in Falluja.

Elsewhere:

A suicide bomber attacked an army base in Mahallabiya at the start of an attack that left 12 soldiers killed and 15 wounded, while another eight militants were killed.

In Baghdad, a car bomb killed nine people and wounded 22 more in the Karrada district.

A policeman was killed in Balad Ruz when he threw his arms around a suicide bomber to try to prevent him from targeting army recruits. The bomb killed two recruits and wounded 10 more.

In Mosul, a police colonel was gunned down. A roadside bomb killed a soldier and wounded another. Gunmen killed a Shabak shopkeeper. Gunmen also killed a Shabak man who was in charge of parks and forests. A principal was killed when gunmen attacked the school.

Three soldiers were killed at a militant checkpoint near Tuz Khormato. The militants also beat up the driver of the bus where they found the three soldiers.

A bomb at a policeman’s home in Samarra wounded two women.

Four soldiers were wounded in a roadside blast in Hilla.

A bomb in Qadisiya wounded three policemen.

Also, an argument between two segments of the Bani Malik tribe in Basra has escalated and security forces are unable to stop the violence.

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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.