Nine Teenagers Killed at Iraq Soccer Game; 19 Dead Across Country

What began as a quiet day changed late in the evening when a bomb left dozens of teenagers killed or wounded at a soccer field in Hilla. Although less deadly, Turkish shelling, which left one Iraqi civilian wounded, could be more troubling politically.. Overall, at least 19 Iraqis were killed and 41 more were wounded in the attacks.

Late in the evening, at least nine people were killed and 31 more were wounded when a bomb hidden on a mini-bus exploded near a soccer field in Hilla. Most of the victims were teenagers.

At least four people were killed and seven more were wounded in Baquba when a bomb blew up at a pet store.

Gunmen killed three soldiers at a checkpoint in Rabeaa.

A border security officer was killed and a civilian bystander was wounded when gunmen attacked the officer in Falluja.

In Mosul, gunmen killed a soldier. A civilian was killed and another was wounded in a bombing.

A civilian was injured during shelling by Turkish forces against Kurdish rebel bases in the Qandil mountains. It is the first reported civilian injury of the current campaign which shows no signs of letting up.

Police rescued two kidnap victims in Haditha.

Two bomb blasts in Abu Saida left no casualties.

In Baghdad, four blasts at a building under construction in Rashidiya left no casualties.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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