Thursday: 11 Iraqis Killed, 50 Wounded

Attacks in north and central Iraq have left at least 11 Iraqis dead and 50 wounded. A National Alliance legislator has asked for another sweep of Ba’ath Party loyalists from security forces.

A car bomber stalking pilgrims in Dujail killed nine people and wounded 40 others. The victims were walking to the al-Askari Mosque in Samarra for religious observances that will take place on Saturday. The bomber easily penetrated their procession by disguising his car with flags and mourning music.

Four were wounded when the mayor’s house in Buhriz was attacked.

In Baghdad, a body bearing torture marks was found in Shabb. Three people were wounded, including a policeman, in a Suleikh bombing.

In Mosul, a blast wounded a soldier. A policeman was wounded in a separate bombing. A bomb targeting police wounded a girl instead.

More demonstrations occurred in Babel province.

A rocket attack on a base in Nasariya passed dangerously close to the Ur Ziggurat.

Twenty-eight suspects were arrested in Basra province.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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