At least 88 people were killed and 203 more were wounded in a series of coordinated bombings in Baghdad and other bloodshed. Mosul suffered a series of apparently unrelated attacks, while other towns experienced the usual background violence.
Across Baghdad, a series of coordinated attacks took place during a 30-minute spree of terror. A bomb in the Shabb neighborhood left eight dead and 18 wounded. Seven people were killed and 15 more were wounded when two car bombs exploded in Nahrawan. In Hurriya, five people were killed and 12 more were wounded in a blast at a market. Another market bombing left six dead and 14 wounded in Abu Dsheer. A roadside bomb in Bayaa left five dead and 11 wounded. Six people were killed and 18 more were killed at a market in Sabaa al-Bour. A bomb in Mashtal killed four people and wounded seven more. Three people were killed in a bombing in Baladiyat.
In Mosul, a suicide bomber attacked a group of current and former soldiers receiving their salaries, killing 14 people and wounding 55 more; many of the casualties were civilians. A woman was killed and eight others were wounded in a car bombing at an army checkpoint. Two off-duty soldiers were shot dead. Two construction workers were gunned down. Gunmen also killed a civilian. A bomb killed three soldiers and wounded another. Gunmen wounded a television correspondent.
A bomb at a Tarmiya market left four dead and 11 wounded.
Mortars killed three people and wounded eight more in Jaara.
Three people were killed and seven more were wounded in a series of I.E.D. blasts near Dayyum.
In Tikrit, a car bomb at a police officer’s home killed him. Four of his bodyguards and three of his sons were wounded.
Gunmen killed a policeman and wounded another in Falluja.
Gunmen wounded a judge and two bodyguards in Saidiya.
A bomb wounded three border guards in the Karabilah area near the Syrian border.