Revenge Killings in Baghdad Raise Casualties to 69 Killed, 37 Wounded

Attacks against provincial councilmen and polling centers continued. Today, a councilman from Salah ad Din province was targeted and killed. A number of dumped bodies were found in Baghdad. Some of the attack may have been in revenge for an attack on a political rally yesterday. At least 69 people were killed and 37 more were wounded.

In Anbar:

Near Falluja, a clash at a checkpoint left two soldiers and six gunmen dead; another two soldiers were wounded. A militant commander and four aides were killed in a security operation.

Clashes took place in Ramadi but the death toll is unknown. Six militants were killed during an attack in a policeman’s home.

Several polling station were blown-up around the province, including a private one in Qaim.


In Baghdad, a bombing left four dead and at least 11 more wounded at a Nasser neighborhood restaurant. A bomb in Saidiya killed one policeman and wounded five people. Two civilians were shot dead and three more were wounded in Amil. Gunmen killed two more elsewhere. A policeman was killed in a Shura bombing. A dumped body was found in Shoala, but at least eight more bodies were discovered in other neighborhoods. Three more deaths were attributed to yesterday’s massacre at a political rally. Extra security forces were deployed to the international Green Zone ahead of elections.

Gunmen in Samarra attacked a Salah ad Din provincial councilman. He and two guards were killed, while his son was wounded.

Four soldiers were killed during an attack on a Mazraa checkpoint.

A roadside bomb killed four people and wounded one more in Dour.

Three policemen were killed and two more were wounded when militants blew up polling stations in Saniya and Baiji.

A bomb in al-Hajaj killed two soldiers and wounded three more.

In Imam Weis, a bomb killed one civilian and wounded two more.

A sheikh was killed in a roadside explosion in the Muror village.

Three people were wounded in a small arms attack on a polling station in Kirkuk.

In Baghdad, two civilians were wounded by a blast.

A bomb in Arab Jabour wounded two soldiers.

Ten ISIS/DAASH militants were killed in Tal al-Zalat.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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