Five Iraqi Women Gunned Down at Home

Five women were among the ten Iraqis killed today. They were murdered at home in Samarra. Another six Iraqis were wounded in the various attacks.

Gunmen killed five women shortly after the iftar meal at the Samarra home of a school director. The director was not at home but his wife was killed as well as three daughters and one daughter-in-law.

An I.E.D. in Falluja killed one civilian and wounded two more.

Near Ramadi, gunmen killed two policemen and wounded two more.

In Mosul, a gunman was killed during a security operation. A policeman was shot down. A kidnap victim was freed.

Two policemen were wounded in a blast in Kirkuk.

Three suspects were arrested after a bomb blew up in Baquba.

Authorities in Diyala province admitted that over 16,000 detainees remain incarcerated pending trial. Some have been imprisoned as long as six years.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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