Monday: 17 Iraqis Killed, 33 Wounded

At least 17 Iraqis and an Egyptian resident were killed in the latest attacks, while 33 more were wounded. Although no new demonstrations reported today, last night Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani gave his support to protesters in a strongly worded statement castigating the government for negligence. Also, Parliament Speaker Osama al-Nujaifi reports that two investigative committees are being formed to track down almost $40 billion that has disappeared from the Development Fund for Iraq.

Thirteen policemen were killed and as many as 30 others were wounded when a suicide driver targeted an emergency battalion in Samarra.

A car bomb exploded prematurely in Shirqat, killing two wanted men who were likely targeting a mosque.

In Baghdad, an I.E.D. targeting a judge in Doura wounded two bodyguards.

In Kirkuk, the body of an Egyptian resident was discovered. Gunmen kidnapped a Turkmen civilian in a separate incident.

A teenaged protester died of wounds received in yesterday’s demonstrations in Suleimaniya.

A sticky bomb killed a civilian in Fallujah.

A land mine in Diyala province near the Iranian border wounded a civilian.

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