Bombers Attack Iraq Militia Leader; 26 Killed Across Country

Suicide bombers in the capital tried to assassinated Wissam al-Harden who is the appointed head of the Sahwa movement. It was today’s deadliest attack. At least 26 people were killed and 49 more were wounded in that and other violence.

In Baghdad, a two suicide bombers attacked Sahwa leader, Wissam al-Hardan. They killed eight people and wounded 14 more. Earlier this year, Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki appointed Harden as the head of the Sunni Sahwa militia movement.

Gunmen killed one civilian and wounded three more in Melhaniya. Gunmen killed a civilian in Bayaa. In Amil, gunmen killed a man at a shop. Two kidnapped children were liberated. Gunmen, probably in Amin, killed two people and wounded three more.

Five people were killed and six others were wounded when a bomb exploded in Tikrit; a judge, who was the target of the blast, was among the wounded.

Police killed a suicide bomber in Abbara, but he was still able to kill four people and wound 12 more when his car exploded.

In Mosul, a health director was shot dead when gunmen stormed the center. A bomb wounded a soldier.

Two bombs wounded three people on a Mussayab soccer field.

In Ramadi, a bomb wounded two policemen.

Gunmen wounded two policemen in Amiriyat al-Falluja.

Gunmen in Dibis wounded two soldiers.

An I.E.D. in Zab targeted a Sahwa leader but wounded a civilian instead.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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