Attacks Continue Across Iraq: 17 Killed, 60 Wounded

At least 17 Iraqis were killed and 60 more were wounded in a third day of elevated violence. The holy month of Ramadan, which began late last week, was preceded by a short period of relative quiet.

Six Asayesh agents were killed and two more were wounded when a motorcycle bomb exploded in Tuz Khormato as the patrol passed it. Three bystanders were also wounded.

In Baquba, a bomb on a bus exploded, killing three people and wounding 35 more. Another blast killed a policeman and wounded three others.

In Baghdad, a bomb killed one person and wounded six more in Ur last night. Two people were killed and two more were wounded in a bombing in Jisr Diyala. Gunmen killed the owner of a computer store, also in Jisr Diyala. A bomb targeting a patrol in Arab Jabour wounded five people, including three civilians. Gunmen attacked a home belonging to a former lawmaker but no casualties were reported.

A ten-year-old girl was killed and two women were wounded in a Hawija bomb attack.

A sticky bomb killed a former brigadier in Ramadi.

In Mosul, a body bearing gunshot wounds was found.

Two policemen were wounded in an I.E.D. blast in Horaymat.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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