Shi’ites Attacked in Southern Iraq: 49 Killed, 100 Wounded

Attacks struck Shi’ite cities and neighborhoods south of Baghdad today. At least 49 people were killed 100 more were wounded in them.

A pair of car bombs left 18 dead and 42 wounded when they exploded among construction workers and in a market in Amara.

Nine people were killed and 23 more were wounded when a car bomb exploded near a restaurant in Diwaniya.

A car bomb in the holy city of Karbala left three dead and 14 wounded.

In Mahmoudiya, which is predominantly Sunni, a bomb killed six people and wounded 14 more in a Shi’ite district.

In Mosul, two soldiers were killed and three more were wounded in a clash. Gunmen killed a soldier. A civilian was killed and his brother was wounded in a shooting.

Gunmen killed two soldiers and wounded two more in Yathrib.

A sniper in Madaen killed a soldier and wounded another.

An officer and two soldiers were shot dead in Riyadh.

Two suicide bombers were killed when their vehicle exploded near a checkpoint in Samarra.

A lawyer was assassinated in Baquba.

In Baghdad, mortars fell near the airport, but left no casualties. Mortars were also reported in Ghazaliya, where the number of casualties was not released.

Mortars in Anbar province left no casualties.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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