Attack on Shi’ite Shrine and Tomb; 61 Killed in Iraq

Updated at 6:28 p.m. EDT, July 8, 2016

The number of casualties in the Karrada bombing and fire in Baghdad was raised again to 292 dead and 200 wounded.

At least 61 were killed and 96 were wounded despite Eid al-Fitr observances:

A mortar and triple suicide attack on the Sayyid Muhammad bin Ali al-Hadi shrine in Balad left 50 people dead. At least 94 were wounded. About 20 militants then overtook the shrine before security forces forced them out. Seven militants died in the fighting.

Gunmen attacked a care between Muqdadiya and Khanaqin left one nurse dead and two family members wounded.

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