Sunday: 6 Iraqis Killed, 21 Wounded

At least six Iraqis were killed and 21 more were wounded in attacks spread out across the country. In the United States, meanwhile, recent Iraqi refugees find creating a new life difficult, but it is still an improvement over remaining in Iraq or as a temporary refugee in a third country.

A blast at the Balad judge’s home left his nephew dead and nine others wounded, including the judge.

Two people were killed and three others were wounded in a car bomb attack in Qayara. One of the dead was a soldier. The rest of the casualties were civilians.

Gunmen attacked a checkpoint outside Fallujah where they killed one policeman and wounded four others.

In Baghdad, gunmen killed a lawyer and wounded his driver; the lawyer worked for an association that defends political prisoners. An assassination plot against the Ninewa council chairman was foiled.

The strangled body of a man who appeared to have been tortured was found in Kirkuk.

In Baquba, a pair of bombs wounded three people, including the Sunni Endowment director.

An I.E.D. wounded a civilian in Mosul.

The Wassit bomb squad reported defusing over 8,000 shells and landmines last year. They also secured other explosives, including six guided missiles.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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