52 Killed, 66 Wounded in Iraq Attacks, Failed Military Operation

At least 52 people were killed and 66 more were wounded in fresh violence. The one reported attack against pilgrims did not produce the high casualty figures. Instead, it was a military operation in Anbar province that went awry.

A military operation on an insurgent training camp near Wadi Horan left 24 Iraqi troops dead, including a general and other high-ranking officers. Another 35 others were wounded. The number of insurgent casualties was not reported; however, more clashes occurred later in the day. In those, at least two al-Qaeda leaders were killed, so far.

A bomb in Shirqat killed five officers. At least two others were wounded, possibly policemen or assistants. Another bomb killed a Sahwa member and wounded three others.

Gunmen blew up more homes in Hawija, killing five people, including an old woman, and wounding six more.

Gunmen killed four policemen in a drive-by shooting in Falluja; at least two more were wounded.

Mortars killed three Shi’ite pilgrims on a road near Latifiya and wounded at least six more.

In Baghdad, gunmen killed a Sunni shop-owner and his son in a Shi’ite district.

Mortar fire killed an officer and a soldier in Kirkuk.

In Tikrit, a sticky bomb killed a policeman. Four policemen were wounded.

Clashes in Haditha killed one gunman and wounded another, who may have been a Syrian national. Three soldiers were also wounded.

In Tarmiya, a clash left one soldier dead and two more wounded.

Gunmen killed a municipal councilman in Rawa.

A policeman was shot dead in Baaj.

In Baquba, gunmen killed a civilian.

>Gunmen wounded a security official and his son in Qayara.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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