Kids Playing Soccer Among 23 Killed in Iraq

The now daily attacks against soccer players and soccer fans continued in Baghdad. This time a bomb targeted young people, all under the age of 16, playing in a field. Across the rest of the country, the usual random violence took place. Overall, at least 23 Iraqis were killed and 29 more were wounded.

In Baghdad, a bomb targeting soccer players on a field in Nahrawan left 12 youngsters dead and 25 wounded.

Three women were killed in Basra, and their neighbor was injured, during a home invasion.

In Mosul, gunmen killed a soldier. A bomb killed a civilian and wounded another. A power station staff member was shot dead.

A bomb on a bus in Hilla killed the driver and one passenger.

A tribal sheikh was assassinated in Kut.

In Karbala, 31 members of the SWAT force were arrested after a soccer coach died from injuries received from them.

A bodyguard died in Khalis, when a bomb targeting a police colonel’s convoy exploded.

A bomb injured a policeman in Tikrit.

In Dawr, a bomb killed a teenage girl.

Two Diyala councilmen were targeted by I.E.D.s, 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.