At least 29 people were killed and 50 more were wounded in fresh violence. Bombers resisted targeting Baghdad today but struck nearby. Mosul, meanwhile, was peppered with attacks.
In Mosul, two policemen were shot to death at a checkpoint. A man was gunned down at a drug store. Security forces killed a suicide bomber. A bomb near the medical school left two dead and six wounded. Two soldiers were killed and a civilian was wounded in a roadside blast. A bomb killed five policemen and wounded three more. A Shabak man was shot to death.
A bomb at a soccer field in Madaen killed five people and wounded 13 more as teenagers gathered for a game.
In the Baiji area, a Sahwa member was shot to death. Gunmen killed a policeman. Two policemen were killed and three more were wounded in a roadside bombing.
Two civilians were killed and three more were wounded in Amiriyat al-Falluja when gunmen targeted three policemen’s homes with explosives.
At a crossing at the Syria border, two border guards were killed and two more were wounded during a small arms attack.
Gunmen killed a soldier and wounded two more during a small arms attack in Qaim.
Seven people were wounded, including three civilians, when a sticky bomb exploded on a civilian car located near a Ramadi protest site.
Three people were wounded in a Katyusha rocket attack in Tarmiya.
Gunmen in Falluja wounded a police lieutenant.
A bomb injured a civilian in Gatoun.
In Tikrit, several kidnapping victims were freed, but one of them died at hospital due to his ordeal.
Several farmers were kidnapped in Samarra.
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