Iraq: 40 Killed, 118 Wounded as Sunni Mosques Get Targeted

Mosque attacks, possibly coordinated, pushed the casualty figures up to 40 killed and 118 wounded.

Bombs at two separate mosques in the same Kirkuk neighborhood left 10 dead and about 38 more wounded. A suicide bomber carried out at least one attack. Insurgents demolishing a building killed two guards in the process. A sticky bomb wounded a policeman. A hand grenade lobbed at a convoy killed a Peshmerga fighter.

In Baghdad, a bomb at a Doura mosque killed three and wounded 15 more. Three bombs at a restaurant, also in Doura, left six dead and 28 wounded.

In Mosul, three Baghdadi men were killed by gunmen at a sheep market. An army officer was shot dead.

A clash at a Baiji checkpoint left one policeman dead and three others wounded. Two gunmen were also killed and a third one was wounded.

An I.E.D. in Tikrit killed a civilian. A bomb killed a policeman and wounded his brother.

Gunmen killed a prison guard and wounded another in Badush.

In Kut, two people were killed and nine were wounded in another mosque attack.

Military forces found insurgents trying to plant a bomb on a bridge in Anbar province. During a clash two gunmen were killed and two more were wounded.

A sticky bomb in Shirqat killed a policeman and wounded his companion. Three civilians were also wounded.

Gunmen killed two civilians at a checkpoint in Falluja. A sticky bomb wounded a civilian.

Mortars in Muqdadiya wounded 13 people.

In Basra, a tribal sheikh was wounded in a sticky bomb explosion.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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