Suicide Bomber Kills Four Pilgrims, Wounds 17 Others in Iraq

Although few attacks were reported, one targeting pilgrims in Haswa produced a significant number of casualties. Overall, at least eight Iraqis were killed and 23 more were wounded there and across the country.

Four people were killed and 17 others were wounded when a suicide minibus bomber struck outside a restaurant in Haswa. Many of the victims were pilgrims who had stopped to rest while on their way to Karbala. Among the dead were a woman and a child, but blast walls limited the number of casualties.

Two bodies were found in Tikrit. They were bound and shot.

Police found a dumped body in Kirkuk.

In Baghdad, a bomb on Palestine Street wounded three people.

Two people were wounded when a bomb blew up in Mussayab.

A blast in Gatoun wounded one civilian.

Meanwhile, a radical P.K.K. splinter group laid claim to two recent bombings in Turkey.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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