Wedding Blast Horror; 93 Killed in Iraq

by , August 29, 2016

General Othman Ghanm was selected to be interim defense minister, filling the spot recently vacated by Khalid al-Obeidi.

Turkey conducted airstrikes on suspected Kurdistan Workers Party (P.K.K.) hideouts in northern Iraq.

Qayara is requesting help to put out crude oil fires on its streets.

At least 93 were killed and 53 were wounded:

Militants executed 35 people in Hamidat.

A suicide bomber attacked a Shi’ite wedding in Ain al-Tamr near Karbala, killing 18 people and wounding 26 more. Four other attackers were killed as well.

In Baghdad, a bomb in Nahrawan killed two people and wounded nine more. One person was killed and six were wounded when a bomb exploded on a bus in Sheikh Omar.

One person was killed and 10 were wounded when a bomb exploded in Madaen.

A roadside bomb in Jbela wounded a man and his son.

Several refugees were wounded in a displaced persons camp in Lailan, when a short circuit set tents on fire. Most of the refugees in this camp are Turkmen from Tal Afar.

In Mosul, airstrikes left 20 militants dead.

Unknown gunmen killed six militants.

An airstrike on Abu Diab left five militants dead.

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