Bombers Return To Baghdad; 71 Killed, 164 Wounded

Baghdad once again suffered a series of coordinated bombings. Today’s mostly occurred during a 40-minute window. Violence, meanwhile, continued outside the capital as well. Overall, at least 71 people were killed and 164 more were wounded.

In Baghdad, five people were killed and 16 more were wounded when a car bomb exploded in Zaafaraniya; an earlier I.E.D. left one dead and nine wounded at a cafe. Five people were killed and 14 more were wounded in the Mechanic neighborhood. In Ilam, three people were killed an 11 more were wounded. In Saidiya, three people were killed and 10 more were wounded. Three were killed and eight more were wounded in the Camp Sara district. In Tayaran Square, four people were killed and 11 more were wounded. Five people were killed in Baghdad al-Jadida, while at least 15 were wounded. Five people were killed and 14 more were wounded in Ubaidi. Eight people were killed and 30 more were wounded in the suburb of Husseiniya.

A bomb in Mishahda killed four Sahwa members and wounded five more.

In Mosul, a bomb killed four soldiers and wounded two more. Gunmen killed two policemen. Another bomb killed a policeman and wounded three more.

A blast killed three policemen and wounded two more in Falluja.

Three dumped bodies were discovered in Amiriyat al-Falluja.

A bomb in Garma killed two soldiers and wounded three more. Heavy clashes were also reported, as well as more bombings.

Two policemen were killed and one more was wounded in a blast in Ramadi.

In Jurf al-Sakhar, security forces killed five gunmen.

In Madaen, a bomb killed two Sahwa members and wounded six others, including two civilians. A woman was caught planting a bomb at a primary school.

An intelligence officer was assassinated in Baquba.

In Tikrit, three Sahwa members were wounded in a blast. Two people were kidnapped from a highway near the city.

Gunmen in Abbara wounded a farmer.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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