Home Invasions Strike Fear North of Baghdad; 16 Killed Across Iraq

Gunmen staged a horrific attack north of Baghdad where they stormed the home of a bodyguard, killing five people. Unfortunately, it was not the only home invasion today. At least 11 more Iraqis were killed and 14 were wounded in other violence.

Five people were killed in Tarmiya when gunmen stormed a home, shooting an entire family before demolishing their home with explosives. The owner of the home worked as a bodyguard for the town’s mayor. The rest of the victims were his wife, sister and two daughters.

Gunmen stormed a home in Bab al-Khan. Three people were killed and three more were wounded. A child and two women were killed, while a girl and two men were wounded.

In Mosul, a blast targeting police killed four people, including policemen, and wounded two more. A policeman was killed and a civilian was wounded in a separate blast.

A bomb exploded near a coffee shop in Gatoun, where the blast killed two people and wounded a third one.

A blast in Garma killed a policeman and wounded three more.

An I.E.D. blast wounded four soldiers in Saidiya.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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