Forty Killed As Bombers Target Iraq Markets

At least 40 people were killed and 57 more were wounded in a string of uncoordinated attacks that, nevertheless, seemed to take advantage of shoppers.

A bomb killed 23 people and wounded 27 more at a market in Samarra.

In Abu Ghraib, six people were killed and 15 more were wounded in a car bomb blast at a market. A roadside bomb killed one person and wounded three more.

In Mosul, an off-duty policeman was shot dead. Gunmen killed a soldier and wounded another at a checkpoint. A Shabak man was shot dead.

A bomb in Tal Afar killed three people, including a policeman.

A civilian was gunned down near a market in Basra.

A suicide bomber killed one person and wounded eight more in Hammam al-Alil.

In Hilla, a militant was killed and two more were wounded as they were planting a bomb.

In Baghdad, a sticky bomb wounded a civilian.

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Author: Margaret Griffis

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