Iranian Pilgrims Among Latest Casualties in Iraq

At least seven Iraqis were killed and 39 more were wounded in violence across the country. Five Iranian pilgrims were also wounded during one attack. Also, Turkey’s parliament voted to continue bombing suspected Kurdish rebel camps in northern Iraq.

In Baghdad, gunmen killed two people and wounded three more when they robbed a gold store; authorities believe many such robberies are to fund terrorist activities. One of two gunmen was captured after a grenade he threw killed a soldier and wounded another in Ghazaliya. A grenade wounded two soldiers in Adil. Gunmen in Ilam wounded two policemen.

A double bombing left one dead and 20 wounded in Ramadi.

In Mosul, gunmen killed a civilian.

As many as five Iranian pilgrims were wounded during a blast in Taji.

A blast in Khanaqin wounded an officer and two soldiers.

Gunmen killed a mayor from the Tuz Khormato area.

In Qayara, the body of a Sahwa member was found bearing gunshot wounds.

Three policemen were wounded in Samarra when gunmen lobbed a grenade at them.

Three more people were wounded in yesterday’s attacks in Baquba.

Gunmen wounded a representative working for Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani in front of the man’s home in Qasim.

In Taza, a sticky bomb wounded a lorry driver.

No casualties were reported after the bombing of Sahwa leader’s half-built home in Khamael.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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