Pilgrims, Journalists Among 107 Killed, 179 Wounded in Iraq Attacks

A deadly morning attack against two journalists working in Mosul was quickly overshadowed by bombings in Balad and then Baghdad. Both bombings were targeting Shi’ite Iraqis. Overall, at least 107 people were killed and 179 more were wounded.

At least 51 people were killed and 109 more were wounded in Baghdad when a suicide bomber attacked a group of Shi’ite pilgrims at a checkpoint in the Sunni district of Adhamiya. The group had been traveling to an important shrine across the Tigris River in nearby Kadhimiya when the attack occurred. A second bomb may have also been detonated.

Elsewhere in Baghdad, a bomb at a cafe in the Bayaa district left three dead and 13 wounded. A sticky bomb killed a government employee in Doura. Security forces killed three suicide bombers in Radwaniya.

In Balad, 16 people were killed and at least 31 more were wounded in a suicide bombing at a cafe that has been attacked before. Security forces killed five militants in clashes.

In Tikrit, clashes left three bystanders dead, two women and a child. A bomb killed an army major and wounded four soldiers.

Three Sahwa members were killed and five more were wounded during a bombing at their Yusufiya checkpoint.

In Falluja, gunmen killed a soldier and a policeman checkpoint, while also wounding three soldiers. A civilian was shot dead.

Gunmen in Zab attacked a Sahwa convoy, wounding a leader and killing three bodyguards.

Gunmen killed three people, including a policeman, in Wadi Hajar.

In Amiriyat al-Falluja, bombs killed two people and wounded four more.

A bomb killed two soldiers and wounded three more in Qayara.

In Mosul, gunmen killed two journalists, an al-Sharqiya television reporter and a cameraman, who were on assignment in the restive city. 2 0

One person was killed and three more were wounded in a roadside bombing in Muqdadiya.

A bomb killed a policeman and wounded two civilians in Mushahda.

Two militants were killed in Nineva province.

Gunmen wounded the governor of Babel province while in Hilla.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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