63 Killed, 41 Wounded in Fresh Iraq Bloodshed

At least 63 people were killed and another 41 more were wounded in fresh bloodshed. As in recent days, the focus of the violence was in Anbar.

The bodies of 14 people, nine of them from the same family, were discovered in an orchard near Mushahda. They had been kidnapped the night before by men wearing uniforms.

About 3,000 security personnel attacked Albu Bali where they believe the bodies of eight missing soldiers are located.

A suicide bomber attacked a checkpoint in Joabh, near Ramadi, where he killed three Sahwa members and wounded two more.

Two soldiers were killed and one more was wounded when gunmen attacked a checkpoint near Falluja, in Zaidan.

Mortars killed at least six people and wounded 10 more in Falluja. The shelling forced dozens of families to flee. Residents said that many people were killed or injured.

Four gunmen were killed in Khalidiya.

Near the Syrian border in Anbar, three insurgents were killed.

In Baghdad, an army officer was killed and a bystander was wounded when a sticky bomb exploded on the officer’s vehicle in Iskan. A sticky bomb killed a government employee in Adhamiya. A civilian was wounded in a separate sticky bomb attack. A roadside bomb in Ghazaliya killed two and wounded nine. Three gunmen were killed.

In Baquba, four bombs at two homes left three dead and three wounded, including women and children. Security forces killed a gunman.

A roadside bomb killed two and wounded eight in Madaen.

A Sahwa member and his brother were killed in front of his Na’ba home.

In Muqdadiya, gunmen killed a civilian and wounded another.

Gunmen killed a soldier and wounded another in Abu Ghraib.

A soldier was shot dead near Tikrit.

The body of a soldier kidnapped from Shirqat was found dumped on a road.

In Jalawla, a sticky bomb wounded a policeman and a civilian.

In Mosul, a Shabak civilian was shot dead. A bomb wounded a soldier and a civilian.

Two gunmen killed themselves while trying to plant a bomb in Latifiya.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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