More Attacks Against Shi’ite Pilgrims in Iraq; 33 Killed, 62 Wounded

At least 33 people were killed and 62 more were wounded in fresh attacks, several of them against pilgrims who are walking to Karbala for Arbaeen observances.

In Baghdad, four pilgrims were killed and 11 more were wounded in a grenade attack in the New Baghdad neighborhood. Another grenade attack left three dead and 14 wounded in Mashtal. Security forces killed five insurgents. An al-Qaeda leader was killed.

Six pilgrims were killed in a suicide bombing as they walked through Mahmoudiya towards Karbala, and another 16 of them were wounded. Security forces killed an insurgent attempting an attack.

In Kirkuk, a policeman and a woman were killed in a small arms attack that left three others wounded, including a child. Gunmen also killed a soldier.

In Mosul, gunmen killed a civilian. Gunmen killed a soldier and wounded another. A man was shot dead and his wife was wounded.

In Baiji, two policemen were killed and another was wounded in a small arms attack. A sticky bomb killed an officer.

A roadside bomb in Samarra killed one and wounded three more policemen.

A bomb in Ramadi killed a soldier and wounded two others.

A police officer was killed in Falluja.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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