Bombs Leave Dozens Killed or Wounded in Baghdad

A double bombing rattled a Shi’ite neighborhood in Baghdad today. It was one of several bombing attacks in the capital. Bombs exploded elsewhere as well, while gunmen were able to kill a few more Iraqis. Overall, at least 24 Iraqis were killed and 36 more were wounded across the country.

Two bombs exploded in the Washash neighborhood, killing at least 13 and wounding 22 others. The first blast attracted more victims to a second explosion. Bombers frequently use this tactic, drawing in first responders who are often police or medical personnel, to try to get the body count higher.

Elsewhere in Baghdad, a bomb in the Nahdha district wounded three policemen and two bystanders. A bomb wounded another four people, including one policeman, in New Baghdad. In Rustamiya, another bomb wounded three more civilians.

An old landmine near Basra killed three explosives experts and three soldiers as they tried to defuse it. Two I.E.D.s left at a pipeline were defused without incident.

Two soldiers were killed near Mosul.

A policeman was killed in a sticky bomb blast in Khalidiya.

Gunmen killed a policeman and wounded two others during a shooting in Shirqat.

Kirkuk police and Kurdish Peshmerga forces discovered the strangled body of a missing contractor. A bomb at the Turkmen Front office left no casualties.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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