Spate of Attacks Leaves Six Killed and 60 Wounded Across Iraq

Although violence has been seemingly light lately, attacks occurred in numerous cities today. Even generally peaceful Iraqi Kurdistan saw one bombing. The worst attack occurred in Anbar province, but Baghdad saw several bombings late in the day too, and a slight rise in body dumping continues. Overall, at least six Iraqis were killed and 61 more were wounded.

Meanwhile, an Iraqi court sentenced to death a lieutenant colonel from the interior ministry. He was in charge of an oil protection unit and had smuggled 116 kerosene trucks in his command. He was found guilty of planning to sell the kerosene in those trucks in order to finance terrorists.

Three people were killed and 24 more were wounded when two bombs exploded at the central Ramadi home of a policeman.

In Baghdad, two bombs wounded four people in the Karrada district; gunfire was heard following the attack. Three people were wounded during a blast in Doura, while another bomb attack wounded three more in Amil. Katyusha rockets fell on the Green Zone but no casualties were reported.

A roadside bomb last night in Falluja wounded eight people.

Seven people were wounded when a bomb planted at a Jalawla market exploded.

A bomb wounded five in Balad Ruz.

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

Two bombs in Kirkuk wounded one policeman. A body bearing stab wounds was discovered. A seven-year-old was kidnapped.

A dumped body bearing gunshot wounds was found in Hilla.

In Kut, gunmen using machine guns killed an employee of the Sunni Endowment office.

A bomb wounded two people at a restaurant in Suleimaniya. Although bombings are rare, Suleimaniya saw violent protests earlier this year.

A civilian was wounded in a blast in Rawa.

In Rashad, one suspect was wounded in a clash with security forces that also netted five others.

A weapons cache was found in a Muqdadiya orchard.

Twelve suspects were arrested across Diyala province.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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