15 Iraqis Killed, 30 Wounded in Riot, Shootings, Bombings

At least 15 Iraqis were killed and 30 more were wounded in the latest violence. No major attacks took place, but a riot broke out at an oil field.

A riot took place at an oil field in Basra province, after Shi’ite workers accused a British security advisor of insulting their religion. The advisor had torn a flag honoring a revered Shi’ite figure, Imam Hussein, after the workers refused to remove it themselves. At least one Iraqi worker was wounded when the advisor fired several warning shots. The adviser was then beaten and taken to a hospital.

In Mosul, a soldier was shot to death at a checkpoint. The body of kidnapped soldier was found bearing torture marks. A sticky bomb killed a cab driver. Gunmen killed a civilian. A soldier was killed and his wife was wounded in a small arms attack.

Clashes and mortar fire in Ramadi killed two policemen and wounded four more.

Two gunmen were killed and three policemen were wounded during a clash in Saiyd Ghraib.

A bomb in Meshahda killed on Sahwa member and wounded five more.

One policeman was dead and three more were wounded in double bombing in Baiji.

In Baghdad, gunmen killed a police lieutenant.

A government official was shot dead in Saidiya.

Police in Saqlawiya killed two suicide bombers.

Four civilians were wounded when bombs exploded outside four homes in a Turkmen neighborhood.

In Falluja, gunmen wounded three policemen and a civilian.

Two bombs wounded four people in Muqdadiya.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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