Uniformed Gunmen Attack Polling Center in Iraq; 29 Killed, 61 Wounded

by , April 22, 2014

Gunmen wearing military uniforms attacked a polling station near Kirkuk. That and other violence left 29 dead and 61 wounded across the country.

In Anbar:

In Falluja, shelling left five dead, including children, and 10 wounded. Violent clashes took place. A school was blown up, but no casualties were reported.

Five people were wounded by a blast in a sports hall in Khalidiya.

Security forces killed an al-Qaeda leader near the border.

Elsewhere:

Ten Iraqis were killed and six more were wounded when gunmen, wearing military uniforms, attacked an election station in Duquq.

In Mosul, two bombs wounded 14 SWAT members. A roadside bomb killed a policeman and wounded five more. The body of a kidnapping victim was found. Two men were killed when the bomb that they were planting exploded.

Four civilians were killed and nine more were wounded when a bomb blew up at a popular market in Mahmoudiya. Two people were wounded when a sound bomb was thrown at a political gathering.

In Balad, a bomb on a farm killed three farmers.

Gunmen killed a civilian in Tarmiya.

A policeman was gunned down in Qadisiya.

A bomb wounded six soldiers on a highway near Jalawla.

A bomb in Udhaim wounded four government workers.

A bomb at a checkpoint near Samarra caused massive destruction, but the number of casualties was not released

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