82 Killed, 110 Wounded Across Iraq As Kurdish Party HQ Bombed

Clashes continued in Mosul where dozens of militants of were killed, but the worst attack occurred in Diyala province where suicide bombers blew themselves up at a political party office. At least 82 people were killed today and 110 more were wounded.


In Falluja, shelling left four dead and five wounded, possibly all from the same family.

Shells killed three people and wounded nine more in Garma.

Six militants were killed near Falluja during a helicopter assault on their camp.

Police in Hit discovered the body of a policeman who was shot in the head.


At least 19 people were killed when two bombs exploded at a Patriotic Union of Kurdistan headquarters in Jalawla. A suicide bomber parked a car bomb near the office and while another bomber made his way inside and attacked first responders. At least 65 people were also wounded. Jalawla lies in territory claimed by the Kurdistan region. Arbil and Baghdad had argued bitterly for years over security in the region, but Baghdad eventually allowed Peshmerga fighters to return to the heavily Kurdish area.

In Mosul, two security members were killed in ongoing clashes. At least 30 militants were reported killed in them. Eight civilians were killed and 15 more were wounded during selling; it is unclear who was behind the attack. A roadside bomb injured a civil official. Two more militants were killed later in the day.

In Tikrit, three people were killed and nine more were wounded when a bomb exploded, possibly at a school. One policeman was killed and another was wounded while trying to defuse a separate bomb. Three policemen were wounded in a third bombing.

A bomb in Balad killed an army officer and wounded two soldiers.

An unknown number of militants were killed during an operation in Iskandariya.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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