Saturday: 9 Iraqis Killed, 19 Wounded

At least nine Iraqis were killed and 19 more were wounded in the latest attacks. The recent surge in violence has frightened Iraqis, and they are now worried about next year’s U.S. withdrawal.

Three Iraqis were killed and an 11-year-old was wounded near Taji, where they accidentally herded cattle onto a training range being used for a U.S.-Iraqi artillery exercise.

In Mosul, gunmen lobbed a grenade at a marketplace, where it wounded nine people. A roadside bomb blast killed three policemen and wounded one more. Gunmen killed two more policemen and a taxi driver, both incidents in the Wehda district.

In Baghdad, two bombs in Qahira wounded six people. A bomb in Karrada left no casualties. Two people were wounded when a sticky bomb exploded on a minibus in Doura.

A missile was fired at an airbase in Kirkuk, but its exact landing point could not be determined afterwards.

Nineteen displaced Iraqi families returned home to Buhriz.

A hostage was freed and his three captors were arrested in Muqdadiya.

Security forces in Maymouna detained 37 suspects.

Four suspects were detained across Wassit province.

Four suspects were arrested under suspicion of shelling Camp Echo near Diwaniya.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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