166 Killed, 101 Wounded Across Iraq As Militants Attack Mosul

Insurgents attempted to take over Mosul from the west, but the government was able to take back most of the city. At least 166 people were killed and 101 more were wounded there and across Iraq. There were foreign nationals among the dead insurgents.


Clashes in Ramadi left three gunmen and one soldier dead and another solider wounded.

Security forces killed several militants in Falluja. Selling left three dead and 11 wounded.


In Mosul, dozens of people were killed when insurgents attempted to take over the city. Among them, six riot policemen were killed and 23 more were wounded in clashes. Five suicide bombers killed 11 soldiers at an arms depot in a southern neighborhood. A mortar shell killed at least one civilian. At least 14 more security personnel were injured in the south. Provincial authorities said 105 militants were killed in clashes and that the attack was an attempt to split Iraqi forces and relieve pressure on Anbar province to the south.

Two suicide bombs exploded in the Shabak village of Tahrawa, near Mosul, killing 25 people and wounding 35 more.

In Baquba, militants tried to take over an anti-terrorist offices, leaving two people dead. At least four were wounded.

A bomb killed a police lieutenant colonel in Tikrit.

A civilian was shot dead in Basra.

In Baghdad, shelling wounded seven people.

A car bomb in Kirkuk wounded three people.

Two bombs in Qadisiya wounded at least one policeman and his brother.

Gunmen wounded a captain in Hawija.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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