Riots, Shootings, Bombings Leave 9 Killed, 37 Wounded Across Iraq

Although Baghdad saw the most wounded in Iraq today, a string of attacks in northern and eastern Iraq left at least nine killed. Overall, 37 more were wounded.

In Baghdad, at least 13 detainees were wounded when prisoners at two separate facilities rioted. Most of the detainees were injured by fire, but one was shot in the leg. Several detainees were also beaten. A decision to transfer the prisoners to a third prison was said to have caused the disturbance. The prisoners, reportedly followers of Shi’ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, began to set fires in protest.

Elsewhere in the capital, a bomb outside a Shi’ite mosque wounded eight passersby. An explosion near the Interior Ministry wounded two civilians.

A bomb targeting a police patrol in Mosul left two security personnel dead and three civilians wounded. Three people were killed and five more were wounded in a mortar attack on Ninevah Operations Command.

A blast during a police raid left two dead security personnel and two wounded in Adhaim. The men may have been trying to defuse the bomb.

In Baquba, gunmen killed a Sahwa member and wounded two family members. A roadside bomb injured a policeman.

A bomb in Buhriz killed an elderly man and wounded his grandson.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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