Iraq Coffee Shops Targeted; 55 Killed, 89 Wounded

At least 55 people were killed and 89 more were wounded in today’s attacks. Coffee shops were a focus of the violence.

Sixteen people were killed and 20 more were wounded in a Muqdadiya cafe bombing.

In Baghdad, a blast near a wedding in the Amiriya district killed two people and wounded 16 more. Four people were shot and killed in separate incidents.

A bomb killed eight people and wounded 18 more in a blast at a coffee shop in Madaen.

A car bomb in Kirkuk killed three policemen and wounded four others. As many as 11 more were wounded in this or a separate bombing.

In Mosul, security forces killed two gunmen. Two more gunmen were killed after killing a policeman. A police officer was killed and six others were wounded in a bombing. Seven gunmen were killed by security forces in a helicopter. Gunmen killed an employee of the electricity ministry.

Gunmen killed a taxi driver and wounded four people, including three Asayesh agents, in Arbil.

Two Sahwa members were killed and another two were wounded in a blast in al-Qalaa.

Gunmen in Shoura killed a policeman and wounded a civilian.

Two policemen were wounded in a Hammam al-Alil grenade attack.

At a Balad checkpoint, a policeman was gunned down.

A policeman was wounded during a home invasion in Shirqat. A bomb killed two construction workers and wounded four more laboring at a water project.

A sticky bomb in Tikrit killed a married couple and their child.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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