46 Killed, 70 Wounded Across Iraq; Bomber Attacks Sahwa Funeral

At least 46 people were killed and 70 more were wounded in today’s violence. In the bloodiest attack, a suicide bomber struck at a funeral in Diyala province.

In Wajihiya, 12 people were killed and 45 more were wounded in a suicide attack at a funeral for a Sahwa fighter killed late last night. The dead man’s father is a local sheikh and Sahwa leader.

In Baghdad, a sticky bomb killed a government employee in the Adhamiya area. A real estate agent was killed in a sticky bomb blast in Doura. Five family members were killed in a home invasion. Three policemen were killed and six more were wounded in a blast. Two brothers were gunned down in Bayaa.

A double bombing in Saidiya left six dead and five wounded.

Gunmen in Falluja killed a chieftain and his driver, while also wounding his son and a bystander. A gunman was killed separately.

Two policemen were killed and another was wounded in a small arms attack in Riyadh. Gunmen also killed a civilian and wounded his wife.

An I.E.D. in Husseiniya killed one person and wounded five more.

Gunmen killed a policeman and wounded three more in Tikrit.

In Abu Ghraib a bomb killed a civilian and wounded another.

A sticky bomb in Ramadi killed a civilian and wounded another.

In Mosul, a teacher was gunned down.

The body of a kidnapped Sahwa member was found in Zab.

Gunmen killed a chieftain in al-Hayy.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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