Monday: 14 Iraqis Killed, 52 Wounded

As the prime minister of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, arrived in Baghdad to meet with Iraqi leaders, at least 14 Iraqis were killed and 52 more were wounded in attacks there and across Iraq.

In Baghdad, four people were killed and nine more were wounded during a combined bomb and small arms attack on a goldsmith shop in Qahira. A roadside bomb targeting a deputy governor wounded three civilians. In Amiriya, a bomb killed three people. Three people were wounded when a bomb targeting an Interior Ministry convoy exploded. A bomb wounded four people near Shabb stadium. Four people were wounded in a blast in Khadraa.

A bomb in Hilla killed four soldiers. When police arrived a few minutes later, a second blast killed one and wounded another.

A car bomb in Mussayab killed one person and wounded 16 others.

At least twelve people were wounded in a clash between hundreds of Turkmen and Kurdish students at the Technical Institute in Kirkuk. The Turkmen students were holding a ceremony to honor those killed under Saddam when shots were fired and the students became agitated. Separately, Kurdish Peshmerga forces withdrew from part of the city.

A body was found in a Basra garbage dump.

A fire destroyed ten stores in Amara, but the cause of the blaze was not reported.

A Diyala Security official noted that about 1,600 Kurdish families were displaced in Diyala province. Another 400 Kurds were killed since the 2003 U.S.-led invasion. Also, the Criminal Police Director of the province escaped an assassination attempt.

Two suspects were arrested in Khalis.

Two suspects were captured in a U.S.-Iraqi joint raid near Baquba.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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