Sunday: 19 Iraqis Killed, 29 Wounded

Updated at 10:20 p.m. EDT, June 15, 2008

At least 19 Iraqis were killed and 29 more were wounded in the latest violence. Several more people were wounded during a bombing in Baghdad; however, no Coalition casualties were reported. Meanwhile, Iran continues to shell border regions in Iraq as part of their campaign against PJAK rebels.

In Baghdad, an Iraqi army officer, his wife and his mother were killed during a home invasion in Adel; the officer’s son was injured. A roadside bomb in Rustamiyah injured two policemen and a civilian. In Wahda, a roadside bomb injured two people. A bombing near a technical college left an unknown number of wounded. A large cache of weapons was found. Three wanted men were arrested. Also, three dumped bodies were found.

An IED killed two people and wounded two Iraq army officers in Kirkuk.

In Mosul, a professor was killed and his two sons were wounded during an armed attack. A lawyer was shot dead in his office. Two policemen were gunned down in a separate incident. Also, police killed a suicide bomber as he was attacking a police commander; four policemen were wounded.

An IED wounded six policemen in Duluiya.

The Iraqi army killed four suspects and captured 50 across Iraq.

A new police chief was installed in Missan province, ahead of a “security crackdown” being imposed by the Baghdad government. An IED was defused and ammunition was found in Amara.

Police detained 45 suspects in Hit.

In Diyala province, three people were detained in connection with a suicide bombing that took place yesterday in Qara Taba. A provincial chief warned that more female suicide bombers could be on the way.

Abu Saida’s mayor was killed in a roadside bombing yesterday.

U.S. forces bombed Yathrib and wounded six civilians.

Between Kirkuk and Tuz Khormato, a roadside bomb killed one Iraqi soldier and would three more.

Also, 39 people were wounded in celebratory gunfire that followed Iraq’s soccer team win in a World Cup qualifier.


Compiled by Margaret Griffis

Author: Margaret Griffis

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