Bombs Rattle Baghdad, Tuz Khormato: 54 Killed 116 Wounded

At least 54 Iraqis were killed and 116 more were wounded, mostly in Baghdad and the mixed city of Tuz Khormato.

In Baghdad, a car bomb targeting a police patrol instead killed three bystanders and wounded 11 more in the Baghdad al-Jadida neighborhood.  Two people were killed and five more were wounded in a blast in Karrada. In Doura, three people were killed and 12 more were wounded when a bomb exploded. Soldiers killed three militants planting a bomb in Shakhat. A bomb left at a Husseiniya car shop killed one person and wounded another. In Ghadeer, a bomb wounded a person. A bomb in northern Baghdad killed four people and wounded 11 more. Several more bombs were found and defused.

A series of bomb blasts and suicide attacks also plagued Tuz Khormato, mostly in the Askari district. At least two suicide bombers killed 21 people and wounded another 40 in separate attacks. More suicide bombers may have been killed in the premature explosion of a car bomb.

Three people were killed and nine more were wounded in a bombing in Sadr City.

A bomb in Radwaniya killed three people and wounded 10 more.

Militants attacked a Sahwa leader’s home in Madaen, where they killed his brother and wounded a guard. Two of the militants were killed and two more were wounded.

A bomb killed two soldiers and wounded five more in Tarmiya.

An I.E.D. in Shura left two soldiers dead and two more wounded.

A civilian as shot dead while traveling to Jbela.

In Shirqat, gunmen wounded three people, including a civilian.

A bomb in Ramadi wounded two policemen.

A roadside bomb wounded a policeman in Falluja.

Two brothers were kidnapped in Zab.

In Kirkuk, clashes left one gunman dead.

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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.