Security Ops, Bombers Leave 111 Dead, 108 Wounded Across Iraq

Security operations are taking place in areas of Anbar and Babel provinces. However, bombers also took their toll in several cities in central and northern Iraq. At least 111 people were killed and 108 more were wounded.

In Anbar:

In Falluja, shelling killed 11 people and wounded 20 more. Clashes took place, but the number of casualties was not reported. The army says it has taken control of some neighborhoods.

A pair of bombs in Rawa killed one soldier and wounded three more.

In Saqlawiya, security forces killed five militants and wounded 15 more.

Security forces killed 38 militants in Amiriyat al-Falluja.

A military crackdown was launched in Jurf al-Sakhar. The town, which is in neighboring Babel province, has seen considerable militant activity in recent weeks related to the situation in Anbar. Five militants were killed. Jurf al-Sakhar is near Amiriyat al-Falluja.


The bodies of 11 taxi drivers kidnapped in Kirkuk were found to the east near Bazian.

In Baghdad, a bomb killed five people and wounded 14 more at a Kebab shop in the Habibiya neighborhood.

A suicide tanker bomber attacked a checkpoint near Dujail, where he killed 12 people, including a civilian, and wounded 15 more.

A bomb killed four people and wounded 17 more at a Tarmiya souk.

In Dawr, a bomb killed three Sahwa members and wounded two more. One soldier was killed and three more were wounded in a separate bombing.

A bomb in Qayara killed two policemen and wounded four more. Gunmen killed a policeman and a civilian in separate shootings.

A roadside bomb in Samarra killed two soldiers and their driver, while also wounding two other people.

In Mosul, gunmen killed a soldier. Gunmen killed an officer and wounded his daughter.

In Tikrit, gunmen killed one policeman and wounded five more.

A bomb targeting an army official’s convoy killed one guard and wounded three others in Tuz Khormato.

A bomb killed a soldier and wounded three more in Hilla.

An army officer died of wounds suffered on election day in Kirkuk.

Gunmen killed a civilian in Basra.

A bomb in Saidiya wounded a soldier.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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