Demonstrator among 117 Killed in Iraq

by , October 09, 2015

At least 117 people were killed in Iraq, including one protestor killed during a demonstration in Iraqi Kurdistan. At least 75 other were wounded. The number of casualties in Friday’s mortar attack on Baquba was adjusted higher.

One demonstrator was shot dead and five others were wounded in Qaladize, a city in Iraqi Kurdistan. The protestors were throwing stones near the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) offices in Qaladize, when shots were fired.

Authorities now say that at least 35 people were killed and 45 were wounded in Friday’s mortar attack on Baquba. Those figures are higher by seven dead and 19 wounded than yesterday’s preliminary numbers.

A bomb planted in a car in Diwaniya killed a former brigadier general.

A former police chief of Baaj was kidnapped in Mosul.

In Albu Gelaib, 38 militants were killed.

An artillery strike on Ramadi left 19 militants dead and 35 wounded. Another 33 were killed in separate operations.

Six militants were killed and 21 were wounded when airstrikes were launched on Rashad.

In Sinjar, six militant leaders were bombed to death.

Six militants were killed in Tel Abu Jarad.

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