5 Killed, 49 Wounded in Iraq Violence

The war in Syria spread briefly into Iraq, leaving one young Iraqi girl dead. Also, as happened yesterday, a series of bombs wounded a significant number of people. Overall, at least five Iraqis were killed and 49 more were wounded.

A stray rocket crossed the Syrian border and killed a four-year-old girl and wounded four others inside a home in Qaim. A total of four rockets flew in from Albu Kamal, Syria, where clashes were taking place. Authorities also reported that clashes between Iraqi border troops and rebels took place two days ago, when rebels tried to smuggle supplies in from Iraq.

Two roadside and one car bomb wounded 30 people in Baquba. Three more bombs were defused. In a separate bombing at a garbage dump, two children were wounded.

In Qayara, one policeman was shot dead. The body of policeman was also found.

One policeman was killed and another was wounded during an attack in Suleiman Beg.

Gunmen killed a policeman in Garma.

Ten people were wounded when a bomb exploded in Baiji.

One civilian was wounded in a blast in al-Zerkaneh.

A sticky bomb blast in Jalawla wounded one civilian.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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