Iraqi Police Targeted As Attacks Claim 44 Lives

Although Iraq is enjoying a respite from major bombings, small arms attacks appear to be on the rise. Anbar province, in particular, saw gun violence targeting police. Also, two more kidnappings were reported. Overall, at least 44 people were killed and 25 more were wounded.

The bodies of six policemen who were kidnapped yesterday were discovered on a highway in Anbar province. Also in the province, gunmen killed a policeman while he was pursuing them.

Gunmen killed ten policemen in Rawa; at least two more were wounded. A provincial councilman’s home was also targeted. Seven gunmen were killed in the attack.

Seven policemen were killed in a clash at a checkpoint in Haditha.

In Mosul, gunmen killed two civilians at a shop. Another civilian was shot dead. A roadside bomb killed one civilian and wounded two children.

In Baghdad, gunmen killed two people playing checkers and wounded five others in Doura. A bomb in the east killed one person and wounded five more.

One man was killed and another was wounded in Riyadh as they were allegedly working on a motorcycle bomb.

In Falluja, two policemen were wounded in a blast. Two civilians were wounded in an I.E.D. attack.

Two policemen were killed and one more was wounded in a clash in Ramadi.

A married couple was killed during a home invasion in Khalis.

In Iskandariya, a body bearing gunshot wounds was discovered in a canal.

A bomb targeting a police official wounded one policeman when it exploded in Shirqat.

A bomb in Abu Ghraib wounded four civilians.

A farmer and his son were kidnapped in Samarra.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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