Religious Observance Ends in Iraq But Not Attacks: 84 Killed, 67 Wounded

Shi’ite pilgrims wrapped up their yearly observance of Imam Kadhim’s death anniversary in Baghdad. Over 60,000 security personnel were on hand to protect the pilgrims as they traveled in and out of Baghdad to visit a large shrine where the Iman’s remains are said to rest.


Shelling left nine dead and 16 wounded in Falluja. Four were killed and nine were wounded during a later round of artillery fire. Five militants were killed in the Segar area.

In Hit, a bomb at a home wounded a policeman and his son. Hand grenades wounded two policemen.

A roadside bomb in Haditha killed two policemen and wounded four more.

Across Anbar, security forces killed 45 militants.


In Mosul, a suicide bomber killed three policemen and wounded 18 others, mostly civilians. Gunmen killed a Yazidi civilian. One policeman was killed and another was wounded in a shooting. Gunmen wounded a civilian and also wounded a boy in separate attacks.

Two soldiers were shot dead at a base in Tikrit.

In Baghdad, a bomb wounded four people.

Two people were wounded during shelling in Madaen.

In Qadisiya, a double roadside bomb targeted a provincial police chief but wounded two bodyguards instead.

Three civilians were wounded in a blast in Muqdadiya.

A sticky bomb wounded a government official and his bodyguard in Wajihiya.

Security forces killed eight militants in Farisiya.

Three militants were killed in Jbela.

Security forces in Hinbus killed a gunman.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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