Iraq Carnage: 96 Killed, 191 Wounded

At least 96 people were killed and 191 were wounded in what appears to be a series of coordinated attacks across the country. In the deadliest attack, a group of security personnel were sitting down to their Iftar meal when gunmen attacked them.

Fourteen security personnel were killed as they gathered to break Ramadan fasting for the day on a highway near Barwana. Some belonged to the oil protection services.

In Muqdadiya, a suicide bomber attacked a funeral where he killed 12 people and wounded 30 others. A separate I.E.D. blast wounded three policemen.

Seven security personnel were killed and 14 more were wounded when gunmen attacked a Ramadi checkpoint. Two I.E.D.s wounded three policemen. Three suicide bombers attacked a police station where they killed two policemen and wounded four others.

Bombs in Yathrib killed 10 people and wounded 18 more near a coffee shop.

In Tuz Khormato, 10 people were killed and 21 more were wounded in a car bombing. Turkmen leader Mohammed Mahdi al-Bayati accused the Kurds of attacks against this Iraqi minority group.

In Baghdad, a car bomb near the Doura district left one policeman dead and nine others wounded. A man was gunned down in Sharqat. Two policemen were killed and two more were wounded in a bombing in Karrada.

In Falluja, a car bomb killed four policemen and wounded seven others, including a civilian. At least two more people were killed and seven more were wounded in this or another event. The number of casualties in a clash between police and gunmen was not released, but at least 40 gunmen were reported to be involved. The police shut down the city’s entrances.

In Mosul, two suicide car bombers killed seven policemen and wounded 18 others, including civilians. A policeman was shot dead. A soldier was gunned down. Gunmen also killed a civilian.

A car bomb near Samarra killed four soldiers and wounded five more.

Three policemen were killed and 10 others were wounded in a bombing in Tikrit.

A suicide bomber in Riyadh killed one policeman and wounded seven others.

In Qaim, two bombs killed a policeman and wounded two others.

A suicide bomber in Rutba killed a policeman and wounded two more.

Two Sahwa members were killed in a blast in Shirqat.

Gunmen in Qadisiya killed two policemen.

Twelve civilians were wounded in a blast in Debs.

In Bani Saad, an I.E.D. wounded 11 people.

A grenade at the Hammam al-Alil home of a provincial councilmember wounded him.

Mortars and car bombs in Baiji left no casualties.

A bomb wounded three people in Kirkuk.

A blast wounded two policemen in Samarra.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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