Iraq Horror: 27 Killed, 166 Wounded

A major bomb attack struck near Kirkuk in the town of Dibis, while gunmen killed more people across the country. At least 27 people were killed and 166 more were wounded.

A suicide car bomber drove into a Dibis police station, where as many as eight people were killed in the ensuing blast. About 65 of the 165 wounded were students at a Kurdish secondary girls school nearby. Another government building suffered effects of the blast.

In Baghdad, gunmen stormed a Shula home where they killed a man and a woman. A storeowner was shot dead in Sabi al-Boor. A policeman was killed in a drive-by shooting in Ghazaliya. A civilian was killed in the Saidiya district, while a Sahwa member was gunned down in Amil. Three ministry employees were also killed. 

Gunmen killed two policemen in Baaj.

In Muqdadiya, a dumped body was found. A roadside bomb wounded a policeman.

Motorcycle-riding gunmen killed a blacksmith in Baquba.

In Mosul, a political candidate was shot dead. Gunmen killed a soldier.

The Rutba‘s council head died of his injuries while on his way to a hospital in Ramadi.

The body of young man whose head had been smashed in was found in Kirkuk a day after he was kidnapped.

Gunmen killed a civilian in Abu Saida.

A bomb targeted soldiers in Amiriyat al-Saidiya, but no casualties were reported.

No casualties were reported after a bomb exploded at a lieutenant’s home in Shirqat.

A bomb at a political party’s offices in Balad were bombed but no casualties were reported.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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