Monday: 20 Iraqis Killed, 25 Wounded

Updated at 6:40 p.m. EDT, June 30, 2008

An intimidation campaign against Iraqi judges resumed today when a series of bombs targeted a number of them at their homes in eastern Baghdad. Across Iraq, at least 20 Iraqis were killed and 25 more were injured during the latest round of violence.

The handover of security to Iraqi forces in the province of Qadisiyah was delayed due to bad weather. The Polish Press Agency reported that terrorism concerns were behind the delay as well.

In Baghdad, a series of five separate bombs targeted the homes of several Iraqi judges in eastern Baghdad, at least one of their wives was injured. Conflicting reports have noted more casualties. A bomb in Waziriya injured one judge, his wife, and one of their sons. In what may be the same incident, another judge, his wife and his daughter were injured in Binouk. Another judge was injured when a bomb planted in his car blew up. A judge was gunned down only a few days ago.

Also in the capital, Iraqi forces killed two gunmen during a security operation. A bomb in Kadhimiya killed one civilian and wounded three others. Gunmen raided a Minister’s Council employee, but no casualties were reported. A car blew up in Adhimiya, then a body was discovered in it. Five dumped bodies were found in as many neighborhoods.

In Mosul, a car bomb killed one person and wounded 13 others. Gunmen killed two Iraqi soldiers at a checkpoint. Two bodies, one belonging to a soldier, were discovered separately. Also, three Iraqi soldiers were wounded in an IED explosion.

A man was wounded in Mahaweel when gunmen opened fire on him.

Six men were arrested entering Karbala with false identification.

Four gunmen were detained in Ramadi.

U.S. forces killed six suspects and captured another 22 across Iraq.


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.