Baghdad Bombings Push Casualties to 66 Killed, 77 Wounded

Baghdad was the scene of a significant bombing at a Shi’ite mosque. Meanwhile, gunmen terrorized Mosul. At least 66 people were killed and 77 more were wounded in these and other attacks.

In Baghdad, a suicide bomber killed 35 people and wounded 52 more after evening prayers at the Temimi Mosque in the Kasra neighborhood; a second suicide bomber was stabbed to death by angry civilians, while a car bomb exploded too. A separate bomb attack in Zaafaraniya left 10 wounded. Another person was killed in one more blast. Two kidnapping victims were rescued.

In Mosul, gunmen killed four soldiers at a checkpoint. A school principal was gunned down outside his home. Another civilian was shot dead. Also, two dumped bodies bearing gunshot wounds were found.

A suicide bomber in Tuz Khormato attacked a mixed police and Asayesh patrol, killing five members and wounding four more.

Three policemen were killed and four more were wounded during a small arms attack at a Buhriz checkpoint.

A pair of bombs at two homes in Muqdadiya killed one child and wounded four others.

A Sunni Endowment official and his wife were killed in a roadside bombing in Kanaan.

Gunmen killed a Sunni imam near his mosque in Abu al-Khasib.

Near the Syrian border at Qaim, a bomb killed four border guards and wounded two more.

In Baiji, a gunman was killed and another was wounded as they loaded explosives into a car.

A port employee was shot to death in Basra.

In Madaen, a roadside bomb killed a police colonel.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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