65 Killed, 203 Wounded As Baghdad Suffers More Bombings

A series of bombings took place in mostly Shi’ite neighborhoods of Baghdad, including Sadr City. Due to the effectiveness of the many bombings, different sources have been giving highly conflicting casualty figures, but at least 65 were killed and 203 more were wounded.

In Baghdad, two separate bombings in the Kadhimiya district left nine killed and 25 wounded. An I.E.D. left in a mosque in Doura killed four people and wounded 21 more. A bomb killed six and wounded at least 12 in Shula. Five people were killed and 30 more were wounded in three separate bombings in Shabb.A car bomb killed three people and wounded 13 more in Sabaa al-Bour. In New Baghdad, four people were killed and 10 more were wounded in a bombing. Two people were killed and 11 more were wounded in a Bayaa neighborhood blast. A Ghazaliya bombing left one dead and 12 wounded, and a bomb killed one person and wounded 10 more in Jamiaa; at least two more people were killed in these attacks. One person was killed and nine more were wounded in a blast near a Baladiyat radio station. Thirteen people were wounded in a bombing in Ur. An explosion also took place in the Karrada district. A blast was also reported in Habibiya. At least 10 more people were reported killed in these or other attacks.

A bomb in the Baghdad suburb of Sadr City last night left seven dead and 16 wounded. One source reported 75 wounded in this attack at a market.

Three people were killed and three more were wounded in a roadside blast in Tal Afar.

In Mosul, an I.E.D. blast killed a soldier and wounded an officer. A traffic policeman was gunned down.

Two soldiers were killed and three more were wounded near a Tikrit air base when a roadside bomb exploded.

A bomb targeting a bus carrying electrical employees in Rakatil Haj killed one of them and wounded five more.

In Baquba, a sticky bomb killed an education official and wounded both his son and a bodyguard. Another sticky bomb, this one left on a policeman’s private car, wounded the policeman.

A bomb killed a SWAT member and wounded three more in Zawbaa.

A bomb in Adhaim wounded three soldiers.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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