Iraq: 29 Kurds Found in Mass Grave; 17 Killed in Fresh Attacks

The Ministry of Human Rights announced the discovery of several mass graves containing Kurdish victims of the Anfal genocide campaign in the 1980s. So far 29 bodies have been unearthed, but several graves have yet to be opened. Elsewhere, at least 17 Iraqis were killed and 6 more were wounded in recent violence.

In Mosul, four people were killed and three more were wounded during a bomb blast. Gunmen killed two policemen. A college professor and his sister were killed in a separate shooting. Gunmen kidnapped then killed a policeman. Another policeman and a medical worker were killed in separate attacks. A gunman was killed during a clash.

A sticky bomb in Madaen killed the head of security there and wounded his son riding with him.

A teacher was killed when a sticky bomb exploded in Kirkuk. Two bystanders were also wounded.

In Samarra, gunmen killed the health director.

Gunmen killed a Turkmen district councilor in Taza.

In Baghdad, security forces killed a suspect and arrested another believed involved in yesterday’s gold heist.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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