Three Executed in Iraq; 40 Killed in Attacks

The Justice Ministry announced the executions of three men convicted on terrorism charges. At least 67 others have been executed this year for, mostly, terrorism-related offences. The international community has condemned the practice. It was not revealed when the men were put to death.

In today’s attacks, at least 40 Iraqis were killed and 55 more were wounded.

Overnight, gunmen attacked a Shi’ite family’s two homes in Latifiya, where they killed 16 people. Six of them were children. The gunmen first shot the family members then blew up the two neighboring homes. At least two children were injured in the attack, as well as ten others.

In Mosul, a suicide bomber killed five policemen and wounded 11 more. An Iraqi soldier was shot dead.

A triple bombing killed five soldiers and wounded nine more in Tarmiya.

In Baiji, gunmen killed three Sahwa members and wounded four more. Two insurgents were killed as they tried to plant a bomb.

A clash broke out at a Sahwa checkpoint in Dijla. One Sahwa member was killed and another two were wounded in the attacked. One militant was killed and another was wounded as well.

In Jazira, three New Sahwa members were killed and three more were wounded in a shooting.

Gunmen killed two policemen and wounded five more at a checkpoint in Abbasa.

A child was killed and his mother was wounded in a blast at a home in Mkeshiefa.

In Baghdad, an I.E.D. wounded four people at a beauty salon in Shurta.

Two soldiers were wounded in a bombing on a farm near Falluja.

A bomb wounded a policeman in al-Dor.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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