Iranian Pilgrims Targeted in Baghdad Attack

Numerous but small attacks left 14 Iraqis dead and 19 more injured across the country over the weekend. Also, one Iranian was killed and thirteen more were wounded during a bombing in the capital.

In Baghdad, a blast targeting pilgrims on a bus traveling to Kadhimiya killed one Iranian; the bomb also wounded as many as 13 Iranians and two Iraqis when it exploded. Gunmen killed one soldier and wounded another in nearby Adhamiya. A sticky bomb in Qadisiya killed a civilian and wounded his passenger. Gunmen killed a soldier and wounded two others in Ragba-Khatoun. 14 19

In Mosul, mortars killed a soldier at a checkpoint. A teenager was shot dead. A prison guard was wounded during a blast.

A sticky bomb killed a Sahwa member and wounded a bystander in Abu Ghraib.

In Taji, one person was killed and seven others were wounded during a pair of bombings that targeted an Electricity Ministry employee. A bomb targeted a U.S. convoy but no casualties were reported.

A blast wounded three policemen in Tarmiya.

Gunmen killed a policeman in Samarra.

Gunmen in Falluja killed a police commander last night. A massive search for the killers was implemented. A blast killed a policeman today.

A policeman was shot to death in Mosul. Gunmen also killed a civilian.

A sticky bomb placed on a car in Balad Ruz killed a Sahwa member.

An army officer was killed and his brother was wounded during a roadside bombing in Hajjaj.

A businessman was kidnapped in Kirkuk. Shops were also looted. Katyusha rockets struck Forward Operating Base Warrior near Kirkuk, but no casualties were reported.

A kidnapped child was liberated in Karbala.

Turkey conducted air strikes in northern Iraq today, but no casualties were reported.

ExxonMobil has jeopardized a contract to develop production at a southern Iraq oil field by signing a contract with the Kurdish Regional Government to explore oil fields in the north. The Iraqi central government has insisted only it can sign any contracts with foreign oil companies.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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