Attacks Leave 35 Dead Across Iraq

Updated at 11:26 p.m. EDT, Oct. 3, 2011

In the most outrageous attack of the day, gunmen in police uniforms entered a government complex in Anbar province where they killed almost a dozen hostages before being killed themselves. Including that attack, at least 35 Iraqis were killed and 37 more were wounded across the country.

About 20 Iraqis were killed when uniformed gunmen took over a government complex in al-Baghdadi. About 11 of the victims were police or civilians. The rest were gunmen. The mayor of al-Baghdadi, which is 90 miles west of Baghdad, said one gunman identified himself as belonging to the Islamic State of Iraq. No wounded figures were given, but about 40 hostages were held during the three-hour crisis.

Gunmen killed two Kurdish Peshmerga and wounded five others in Khanaqin. A bomb exploded as other Peshmerga arrived, wounding three of them.

In Baghdad, a bomb killed a child and wounded five others at an unnamed location. A blast wounded six in Adhamiya. A bomb in Ghazaliya killed one civilian and wounded three others. A bomb wounded three in Amiriya. Gunmen killed an intelligence agent in Qahira yesterday. Another intelligence officer was killed in Amiriya.

A tribal leader was killed and two of his bodyguards were wounded when gunmen stormed his Diwaniya home.

In Mosul, a former air force pilot was shot to death at his home.

Gunmen killed a schoolteacher and wounded his wife and son in Arab Jabour.

In Kanaan, a roadside bomb wounded three civilians.

Two women were wounded in a blast in Mafraq.

Gunmen killed an official from Duquq police while he was in Kirkuk.

In Baquba, one policeman was killed and two others were wounded during an attack on a checkpoint. A blast wounded a civilian. A bomb knocked over a high-tension tower.

A bomb targeting a U.S. patrol in Tikrit exploded, but no casualties were reported.

Two policemen were killed in Hit, while another was kidnapped.

An attack in Dolab left two gunmen dead and a third one detained.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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