Kurdish Forces, Shi’ite Funeral Among Iraq Attacks; 93 Killed, 183 Wounded

Updated at 5:23 p.m. EDT, Sept. 30, 2013

At least 93 people were killed and 183 more were wounded in attacks that took place across Iraq, even into Kurdistan. The Islamic State in Iraq staged a complicated attack against security forces there. Meanwhile, to the south of Baghdad, a suicide bomber compounded the misery of mourners by attacking a funeral. More attacks took place across northern and eastern Iraq.

At least 50 people were killed and 71 more were wounded when a suicide bomber attacked a Shi’ite funeral at a mosque in Mussayab. The gathering was for victims of a recent attack.

A series of bombings in relatively calm Arbil left at least six Asayesh agents dead and 42 security members wounded. According to authorities, as many as six insurgents were killed. The bombers, who wore uniforms, targeted a complex that houses various security agencies. Although Kurdistan has been relatively peaceful the last few years, prior to recent elections, several political, but small, attacks had taken place. The Islamic State in Iraq took credit for today’s violence.

Five people were killed and at least 18 more were wounded in two bombings, one at a market and one near a mosque, in Mansouriya. Another car bomb wounded five members of one family.

In Mosul, five neighborhood mayors (mokhtars) were killed. A bomb wounded two police officers. Two soldiers were killed and another was wounded in a blast. A bomb wounded a senior army officer.

A bomb killed five people and wounded 14 more in Husseiniya.

In Baquba, a barber was shot dead. Two people were wounded in a blast. A bomb wounded a civilian. Gunmen killed a Sahwa member and wounded three more in a clash at a checkpoint.

Four people were killed and six more were wounded when bombers blew up home in Shirqat.

Gunmen in Riyadh killed two soldiers and wounded three more.

In Muqdadiya, two civilians were shot dead. Gunmen wounded three soldiers.

A roadside bomb killed a policeman and wounded three more in Suleiman Bek.

One civilian was wounded in a bombing in Baghdad, while another was shot dead.

A teacher was shot dead at a school in Tarmiya.

A bomb in Arroba wounded three policemen.

Two policemen were wounded in a bombing in Jawad.

In Hashimiya, gunmen wounded two Sahwa members.

Security elements killed a man and wounded another planting bombs in Mahmoudiya. The dead man was wearing an "Afghan uniform".

Author: Margaret Griffis

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