Turkey Resumes Shelling as Five Iraqis Are Killed in Other Attacks

At least five Iraqis were killed and seven more were wounded in new attacks. The most significant event took place near the Turkish border where Turkish forces shelled suspected Kurdish rebel targets.

Turkey resumed shelling suspected Kurdistan Workers Party (P.K.K.) targets in Suleimaniya and Dohuk provinces. These are the first reports of such operations this month. The P.K.K. uses remote areas of northern Iraq for their base camps and sometimes enter Turkey to stage attacks. Meanwhile, a bomb in southeastern Turkey killed eight people and wounded three more. Separately, a second bomb wounded a soldier.

In Baghdad, an overnight bombing left one dead and five wounded on Palestine Street. Two people were wounded when a bomb exploded in Yarmouk.

A bodyguard was killed in Tikrit when gunmen invaded a sheikh’s home.

In Mosul, a bakery worker was killed. At the height of sectarian violence, bakers were frequent targets because a majority of them are Shi’ites. A civilian was shot at a separate location.

A bomb in a car killed a man in Kirkuk.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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