Bombers Target Northern Iraq: 56 Killed, 117 Wounded

At least 56 Iraqis were killed and 117 more were wounded, mostly in northern Iraq. At least two separate bombings occurred in the Tikrit-Shirqat region.

In Shirqat, 16 people were killed and about 63 were wounded in a car bombing near a police station and market in the Awajil neighborhood.

Another 16 people were killed and 32 more were wounded during a suicide car bombing that targeted police recruits in nearby Tikrit. Women and children were among the victims.

A roadside bomb in Taji killed four people and wounded three more in two civilian cars; military convoys frequently use the road and may have been the targets.

Two police officers were killed and seven more were wounded when two suicide bombers wearing military uniforms attacked a Hawija police station.

In Mosul, gunmen killed three people at a bus stop; a fourth was wounded. A retired judge was gunned down. Four officers were shot to death inside a taxi. Gunmen killed a jeweler at his shop. A gunman was killed during a failed attack on a checkpoint.

In Baghdad, a hand grenade tossed at a Rashidiya checkpoint killed two soldiers and wounded three more.

An I.E.D. in Zab left two Sahwa dead and three more wounded.

A roadside bomb killed one civilian and wounded another in Hit.

A Sahwa leader was killed and a bodyguard was seriously wounded in a sticky bomb blast in Saniya.

A car bomb wounded three people in Kirkuk.

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Author: Margaret Griffis

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