Bombers Return to Baghdad As 279 Are Killed Across Iraq

Bombers returned to Baghdad on Saturday, killing dozens of people in Shi’ite neighborhoods. Overall, at least 279 were killed and 144 more were wounded.

In Baghdad, a car bomb killed 10 people in Karrada. Nine people were killed and 18 were wounded in a blast in Amin. Two bombs in Amil killed 10 and wounded 34 more. In Zaafaraniya, another bomb killed six and wounded 13 more. At least three more people were wounded in these attacks.

An evening car bomb killed 11 in Sadr City and wounded at least 30 others.

A bombing at a Yusufiya market killed two and wounded two more.

In Baquba, gunmen killed a Shi’ite militiaman. A bomb targeting a police officer killed his 10-year-old son.

In Ramadi, a mortar attack was followed by a suicide bombing that killed five soldiers.

A roadside bomb in Mussayab wounded a woman and her two children while they were out herding sheep.

Authorities at a morgue in Kirkuk reported that 49 unidentified bodies had been buried by them in a cemetery.

Security forces backed by Sunni tribal fighters and Shi’ite militiamen recovered some of the villages around Hit. A suicide bomber attacked a group of security personnel.

Parts of Abu Ghraib were recaptured after clashes, but many families had to flee the fighting.

Airstrikes in Duluiya killed 71 militants.

Forty militants were killed in an airstrike in Mosul.

Among the 33 militants killed during an airstrike in Baiji were a number of foreign nationals.

An airstrike killed 26 militants, including a leader, in Saidiya.

In Ramadi, an airstrike killed 24 militants.

A coalition airstrike in Qaim targeted a home where senior Islamic State officials were gathered. Dozens were reported killed and wounded. At least 23 militants were killed, including nine leaders. Forty were reported wounded.

In Jalawla, militants executed two of their own. An unidentified gunman wounded another.

A militant convoy was bombed near Mosul.

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Author: Margaret Griffis

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