Members of the Shabak ethnic minority group were killed in
two separate incidents in northern Iraq. Across the country at least 46 Iraqis
were killed and 67 more were wounded.
bomber attacked a funeral for a Shabak member in Baashiqa, killing
26 people and wounding
at least 47 more. Although some Shabaks are Sunni, those in Baashiqa are
mostly Shi’ite Muslims.
people were killed and five more were wounded in a roadside blast in Zaidan.
A bombing in Dujail killed
two people and wounded
In Mosul, gunmen stormed a home where they killed
a man and his wife, wounded
his son, and kidnapped
another son. A Shabak
man was shot dead.
A roadside bomb in Badush left two soldiers
dead and a third one wounded.
In Ramadi, a civilian
was killed and another was wounded in a small arms attack. Two
civilians were wounded during an attack on a policeman’s home.
In Baghdad, gunmen killed
a tile factory owner and an employee. Overnight a bomb killed
a soldier and wounded three more.
A clash near Tikrit left one
gunman dead and two others wounded.
was killed and another was wounded in a drive-by shooting at a checkpoint
in Falluja. One of Anbar council chairman’s bodyguards
has died a day after a bombing.
gunman was killed and another was wounded during a clash in Ishaqi.
In Tuz Khormato, security forces liberated
a woman and her seven children from kidnappers who abducted them from Balad
Ruz hours earlier.
An I.E.D. near Suleiman Bek targeted a convoy
carrying the Youth and Sports Minister, but no
casualties were reported. An 11-year-old
was killed in separate bombing targeting a minibus.