Iraq Attacks Continue: 21 Killed

The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq released their estimates for July casualties in Iraq. They found that 1,057 Iraqis were killed during the month, while another 2,326 more were wounded. Agence Presse-France, using Iraqi government figures, found that 921 were killed and 1,567 were wounded. During July,, in this column, compiled 1,336 deaths and 2,526 wounded from various media sources.

At least 21 Iraqis were killed today, and another 30 were wounded.

Gunmen killed four soldiers and wounded four more, including the driver of the minibus they were riding in Dijla.

In Muqdadiya, a bomb planted at a home killed a man and wounded five members of his family. An I.E.D. wounded the mayor of Saida and four of his bodyguards.

Gunmen killed two policemen and a soldier at a Rutba checkpoint. A SWAT team member was wounded in a blast.

In Samarra, gunmen killed a Sahwa member and his brother. A grenade and gun attack left three policemen with injuries.

Two peddlers were gunned down in Jurf al-Sakhar.

Falluja police shot dead a gunman on a motorcycle. A police captain was gunned down.

In Baghdad, a bomb killed one civilian and wounded six others.

Gunmen killed a crane operator in Zubayr.

Security forces killed a suicide bomber in Abu Ghraib.

In Mosul, police killed a suicide truck driver. Another suicide bomber was gunned down separately.

A bomb in Shirqat wounded four soldiers. Two policemen were killed and two more were wounded south of town.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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