61 Killed, 103 Wounded in Iraq; Gunmen Fail to Storm Gov’t Buildings

Updated at 4:41 p.m. EDT, Sept. 27, 2013

At least 61 people were killed and 103 were wounded in fresh violence today. Gunmen attempted to storm two government buildings near Kirkuk but were repulsed. A significant bombing also took place in Mosul.

Two suicide bombers attacked government buildings in Hawija. They were followed by clashes that lasted about an hour. At least nine people were killed, including civilians and 24 more were wounded. Four militants were also killed.

Seven people were killed and at least 52 more were wounded in a blast in Mosul. A person was shot dead. A bomb killed three policemen and wounded two more. Gunmen killed two Shabak civilians.

In Baghdad, gunmen stormed a home belonging to an Interior Ministry employee, killing him and five relatives, three of them children. A car bomb killed five and wounded several people; the bomb may have been in Ghazaliya where as many as nine people were wounded. Two kidnapping victims were freed.

A car bomb killed five and wounded four more in Yathrib.

Two civilians were killed and another was wounded when a bomb in Rutba blew up near the Sahwa offices.

Gunmen killed two soldiers in Taji.

In Muqdadiya, two farmers were shot dead.

A blast killed a soldier and wounded four more in Baiji.

A sticky bomb in Ramadi killed a protest organizer.

In Shirqat, a civilian was wounded in a series of blasts.

Five gunmen were killed when they shot at a helicopter in the Talihiya Desert near Syria and the helicopter fired back.

Security patrols searching an agriculture area in Wadi al-Qasab were fired upon. A clash ensued. Four gunmen were killed and a fifth one was wounded.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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