Thursday: 15 Iraqis Killed, 16 Wounded

At least 15 Iraqis were killed and 16 others were wounded in new attacks. lso, the United Nation’s assistance mission in Iraq (UNAMI) has renewed its mandate for another year. The U.N. is concerned that the political impasse will be exploited by those opposed to the government.

In Baghdad, gunmen attacked a money exchange in Baghdad al-Jadida, where they killed three people, including the exchange’s owners, and wounded eight bystanders. Three policemen were killed in separate drive-by shootings across western neighborhoods. A bomb in Mayseloon Square wounded a policeman. Another blast in Yarmouk left no casualties.

Gunmen killed a policeman, his wife, and another relative at their home in Abu Ghraib.

Three Sahwa members were killed during an attack on their outpost near Tikrit in the Thar Thar region.

In Yathrib, gunmen attacked a Sahwa leader, injuring three bodyguards.

A bomb attached to a car exploded in Ramadi, killing the driver and wounding three passersby.

In Mosul, a gunman was killed and nine others were arrested in security operations.

Security forces in Tal Abta killed a gunman.

A drive-by shooting in Kirkuk left a policeman with injuries.

Fourteen suspects were detained and two I.E.D.s were defused in Baquba.

Security forces assisted a displaced family return to their home in Mandali.

In Anbar province, a local official expressed his concerns over the U.S. drawdown. Tighter security measures for religious persons and institutions were launched.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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