Young Iraqi Swimmers Targeted As Attacks Leave 22 Dead

Fewer attacks today meant fewer casualties, but at least 22 Iraqis were killed and 65 more were wounded in them.

A mortar attack targeting swimmers in the Tigris River near Samarra left seven dead and 15 wounded. A 10-year-old was among the dead.

Gunmen killed two soldiers and wounded four more at a checkpoint near Baghdad. In the city’s Zayouna district, an anti-terrorism official was assassinated.

In Kirkuk, a car bomb targeting a patrol killed a policeman and wounded 15 others, including civilians. An oil engineer was kidnapped.

One gunman was killed and six soldiers were wounded in a raid in Mahmoudiya.

A suicide bomber attacked a Riyadh checkpoint, where he killed two soldiers and wounded five more.

A multiple bomb attack in Tuz Khormato left nine wounded.

In Mosul, a suicide bomber killed two people and wounded six more. A bomb killed one person and wounded two others. Gunmen killed a policeman and soldier in separate locations.

An I.E.D. wounded three soldiers in Zaidan.

Gunmen in Hammam al-Alil killed a policeman.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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