As Bombers Strike Baghdad, Bodies Pile-up in Tikrit; 121 Killed, 157 Wounded

Bombers returned to Baghdad on Thursday, after taking a one-day break. At least 121 people were killed there and elsewhere. Another 157 were wounded. Most of the casualties were either civilian or security personnel.

In Baghdad, 14 people were killed and 34 were wounded by a blast in the Dolaie neighborhood; angry residents then threw stones at police. Twelve people were killed and 28 were wounded in a suicide blast in Talibiya.  A car bomb in Hurriya killed six and wounded 16 more. A bomb killed three people and wounded nine more in Jamila. Three people were killed and six were wounded in a blast in Allawi. Mortars killed six as they fell on Shoala and wounded 20 others. Three soldiers were killed in an attack in Madaen, and another three were wounded.

Seventeen people were killed and three more were wounded in a blast targeting a home in Tikrit, where two families were residing.

Eleven dumped bodies were found in Tikrit.

A car bomb killed seven in Mahmoudiya and wounded 14 others.

In Ramadi, a suicide bomber killed four security personnel and wounded five more.

Four security personnel were killed and five more were wounded in a clash in Aowaint.

A roadside bomb killed two people in Badush.

In Tuz Khormato, a car bomb exploded near the Kurdish Democratic Party office and wounded seven people. A second bomb wounded six.

Amiriyat al-Falluja is under heavy attack.

Security forces killed 11 militants in Muqdadiya.

Nine militants were killed in Jazira.

Near Sinjar, a U.S. airstrike killed seven militants.

Several militants were killed in an airstrike in Hoiesh.

Airstrikes were launched in Wadi Horan, Qaim and near Haditha.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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