Iraqi Sports Fans Targeted Again; 28 Killed, 51 Wounded

For the fifth day in a row sports fans and players were targeted for bloodshed. All the attacks were either in the Baghdad area or in Diyala province. Police and Sahwa also saw losses. Overall, at least 28 Iraqis were killed and 51 more were wounded.

In Baghdad, a bomb at a Fadhil sports cafe left four dead and 17 wounded.

Six people were killed and 10 more were wounded in an Abu Ghraib market bombing.

At a Qayara checkpoint, a suicide bomber killed three policemen and wounded five more.

An I.E.D. killed two people and wounded 10 more at a Dali Abbass soccer field.

In Mosul, three civilians were shot dead. A man was killed and his companion was wounded as they tried to plant a roadside bomb. Gunmen killed a civilian.

Three policemen were killed in a drive-by shooting in Falluja.

Gunmen killed three Sahwa members at their Shirqat checkpoint.

A bomb in Sdera killed a Sahwa member and wounded three more.

A bomb wounded five people at a garage in Taji.

In Bani Saad, a bomb on a mosque preacher’s car failed to harm anyone.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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