23 Killed Across in Attacks Across Iraq

Bomb explosions once again reverberated across the greater Baghdad area, but today’s attacks were spread far and wide. At least 23 people were killed today and 65 more were wounded in them.

In Baghdad, a bomb at a Nahrawan market left two dead and 15 wounded. A sticky bomb planted on a car killed an employee of the electricity ministry. A technical school student was killed when a sticky bomb exploded in Suleikh. A blast near a Husseiniya cafe left one dead and six wounded.

Bomb planted around policemen’s homes in Tarmiya exploded, killing four people and wounding 14 more.

In Mosul, a bomb killed four federal policemen and wounded three more.

Two people were killed and five more were wounded, including children, when bombs at a private home in Mussayab were detonated.

In Baiji, two gunmen and a soldier were killed during a clash at a checkpoint. In what may be the same attack, a suicide bomber wounded three soldiers at a checkpoint. A bomb killed a civilian.

Gunmen killed the driver of a car and wounded his passenger in Muqdadiya.

In Zubayr, gunmen killed a civilian. A barber was kidnapped; barbers are favorite targets of militants who believe shaving is against Islamic law.

A former colonel was killed in Falluja when a sticky bomb planted on his car exploded.

A roadside bomb wounded five soldiers in Riyadh.

Four policemen were wounded when a bomb was detonated in Hafriya.

A bomb being dismantled in Mansouriya wounded three soldiers when it exploded.

In Muqdadiya, a roadside bomb wounded three farmers.

Two people were wounded in a blast in Haswa.

Gunmen targeting a security official in Abu Saida injured a bodyguard.

Two people were abducted in Albu Ajeel.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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