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.
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.
A bomb killed five people and wounded 14 more in Husseiniya.
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.
A roadside bomb killed a policeman and wounded three more in Suleiman Bek.
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.