Tuesday: 21 Iraqis Killed, 52 Iraqis Wounded

At least 21 Iraqis were killed and 52 more were wounded in various attacks across the country. The U.S. military said the number of U.S. troops in Iraq now numbers around 49,700 and will stay that way until next year’s actual withdrawal. This completes the removal of "combat troops" from the country.

Four people were killed and 20 more were wounded in a suicide blast targeting the governor’s convoy in Baquba. A car bomb was defused elsewhere.

In Baghdad, a sticky bomb killed a Sahwa member and wounded his brother in Radwaniya. Two people were wounded in a Ghazaliya blast. Gunmen wounded three people in a shooting at checkpoint. In a northern neighborhood, mortars wounded one person last night. In Karrada, shelling wounded one person. A bomb left no casualties in Urdun. A hand grenade wounded three people in Ameriya. One suspect was arrested.

In Mosul, a hand grenade wounded three people. One person was killed and another was injured in a shootout at a checkpoint. Another shootout left one civilian dead.

In Fallujah, two children were killed as their mother and sibling were wounded in a blast.. A bomb wounded three people, including a municipal official.

Gunmen killed four employees of the Haditha refinery and presumably robbed them of the salaries they had just received.

In Kirkuk, gunmen killed an Asayesh agent. A student was kidnapped from just outside his home. A bomb was defused. Also, a security guard died of wounds received yesterday.

Two explosions in Mussayab killed two people in separate locations.

Three civilians were wounded in a blast targeting a U.S. convoy near Basra. A media spokesman denied the report.

Gunmen killed a councilman in Sadr City.

A civilian was shot to death in Kut.

Four policemen were wounded in a blast in Balad Ruz.

A bomb wounded two policemen in Saidiya.

Gunmen at a market in Khalis killed a government employee.

Three soldiers were wounded in a blast in Qahira.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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