The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ad-Dawla al-Islāmiyya fi al-‘Irāq wa-sh-Shām) claimed responsibility for several bombings in Baghdad today. Today is the anniversary of the birth of Imam Ali, who is a central figure in the schism between Sunnis and Shi’ites. At least 60 people were killed and 119 more were wounded in the capital and elsewhere.
Violent clashes took place in Garma.
Clashes in Ramadi killed four Sahwa members and wounded four more.
Anbar Operations Command denied the use of barrel bombs and militia members in their battles against militants.
In Baghdad, at least 25 people were killed and 80 more were wounded in a series of car bombing. Among them was a bomb that killed three people and wounded 10 more in Baladiyat. Twelve people were wounded in a blast in Karrada. In Shabb, a blast killed one person and wounded six more. A blast in Ur killed two people and wounded eight more. Three people were killed and 10 more were wounded in a bombing in Jamila. Four people were killed and seven more in another blast. A car bomb wounded one person in Amil. Three bombs in Sadr City killed six people and wounded 13 more. A bomb was also safely detonated in Maamil. Gunmen wounded a lawyer in Rashid. In Doura, a civilian was gunned down. A body was found handcuffed, blindfolded and buried in Shoala.
A bomb in Riyadh killed two soldiers and wounded 11 more.
Eleven people were killed and 16 were wounded in a blast at a hospital parking lot in Balad.
In Mosul, a shell fell near an elementary school and killed a student.
A roadside bomb killed an army major in Qayara.
A civilian was shot dead in Latifiya.
A government official was wounded in a bombing in Beiji.
Security forces killed three gunmen and wounded another in Shirqat.