60 Killed in Iraq As Battles Rage in Dujail

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott arrived in Baghdad on Sunday to meet with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and discuss Australia’s role in the conflict. At least 60 people were killed and 104 were wounded, many of them in a battle in Dujail.

Eleven security members were killed and 61 were wounded during fighting in Sayed Ghraib, a district of Dujail. The fighting also left dozens of militants dead.

In Baghdad, a bomb on a mini-bus killed one person and wounded four more in Tayaran Square. Two people were killed and six were wounded in a blast in Hurriya Square.

Shelling in Amiriyat al-Falluja killed four Sahwa members and wounded five others.

Shelling left three dead and nine wounded in Falluja.

A number of militiamen were killed and wounded in a suicide attack near Samarra. Five policemen were wounded in this or a separate suicide bombing.

In Mosul, militants executed two policemen.

Gunmen killed a policeman in Baquba.

Mortars in al-Askari wounded a man and his son.

A bomb on a lawmaker’s car in Diwaniya only damaged the vehicle.

The bodies of five militants suspected of having Ebola were incinerated in Mosul. It is unclear if the men died naturally before being incinerated.

In Tel al-Dair and Albu Assaf, eight militants and a suicide bomber were killed.

Seven militants were killed at a facility in Taji.

Security forces at the Saudi border killed two militants and wounded four more that had launched an attack on them from Rutba.

Security forces in Albu Haswa killed five militants and wounded eight more.

An airstrike killed a mufti, his son, his brother, and an aide near al-Zour.

Two militant leaders were killed in Albu Alwan.

Several militants were killed in eastern Ramadi.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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