30 Killed Across Iraq

At least 30 Iraqis were killed and 32 more were wounded in new attacks against Shi’ite pilgrims and other Iraqis, while the Diyala Provincial Council fears returning to work in Baquba.

In Baghdad, five pilgrims were killed and 18 more were wounded during a roadside bombing in the Shurta neighborhood. A bomb in Ghazaliya killed one and wounded seven more.

A blast killed three schoolboys in Tikrit. A bomb killed two people and wounded a third one. Four family members were wounded in a blast at a policeman’s home.

Four soldiers were killed in a bombing in Saidiya.

Gunmen killed four policemen at a Qaim police station.

In Mosul, gunmen attacked a marketplace and killed two people. Two soldiers and a policeman were killed in separate incidents.

A sticky bomb killed two government employees and wounded a third one in Baiji. An army colonel was also reported killed.

An I.E.D. in Sinjar killed two policemen.

In Kirkuk, the body of a paramedic was discovered cut up into several pieces.

Two civilians were injured during a shootout in Karama.

Despite entreaties from fellow councilmembers and the prime minister, Diyala Provincial Councilmembers who belong to the Iraqiya party feel it is too dangerous for them to return to work in Baquba. They have been meeting in Khanaqin instead, since a vote calling for semi-autonomy was met with violence.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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