Tuesday: 9 Iraqis Killed, 40 Wounded

At least nine Iraqis were killed 40 more were wounded in new attacks. The attacks focused mostly in and near southern Baghdad. Meanwhile, Sunni Muslims are awaiting the sighting of the moon this evening, which will mark the start of Ramadan.

In Baghdad, three bombs exploded on Eshreen Street in the Bayaa neighborhood, killing three people and injuring as many as 13 more while damaging a number of stores; three more people were wounded as they were trying to defuse a fourth bomb. Another bomb in Bayaa left two dead and eight wounded close to Saidiya. Two civilians were wounded in an Amil blast. In Tobchi, a policeman safely exited his car before a sticky bomb attached to it exploded, but two people were wounded in a sticky bomb attack in Doura. A Katyusha rocket left no casualties in the Green Zone.

One policeman was killed and five others were wounded when a bomb targeting a police patrol exploded in Saqlawiya.

Gunmen killed a Sahwa commander and wounded two guards during a drive-by shooting in front of his Jurf al-Sakhar home. At least one other guard was wounded or killed. Separately, a handcuffed body was found bearing gunshot wounds discovered.

In Tal Afar, two policemen were wounded in a roadside bombing. A Katyusha rocket attack left material damages but no casualties.

A bomb killed a guard working for a Sahwa member in Anbar province.

Gunmen wounded two Asayesh agents in Touz Khormato.

Surveillance cameras were installed in high traffic areas of Dhi Qar province.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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