Bombers Strike Baghdad, 85 Killed Across Iraq

At least 85 were killed and 59 more were wounded across Iraq. Several bombings were reported in the Baghdad region.

The Iraqi government says it will form several National Guard brigades in Kirkuk province. The plan is to fill out the brigades evenly between the Turkmen, Kurdish, and Arab groups in the province. Although the Turkmen have been demanding the formation of the guards, the Kurds say they will maintain authority over any security organizations in Kirkuk.

Eight soldiers were killed and 12 more were wounded when they entered a booby-trapped home in Zelaya.

In Baghdad, four people were killed and 13 were wounded when mortars fell on the Shula neighborhood. A bomb in Husseiniya killed three people and wounded 11 more. Two people were killed and nine more were wounded by a blast on a commercial street. A dumped body was found in Abu Dsheer. In Sabaa Abkar, a body was found. A civilian was shot dead. Security forces killed 22 militants.

Eight people were killed in Dujail when a bomb blew-up their home.

In Baquba, a suicide bomber killed a child. A civilian was shot dead. The number of injured in yesterday’s bombing was adjusted by 10 wounded to a total 16 people.

A Muqdadiya police officer was gunned down. Gunmen killed a former border guard.

Militants executed a communications director in Mosul.

A civilian was wounded during a drive-by shooting in Basra.

In Sinjar, 13 militants were killed and four were wounded.

A suicide bomber was killed in Taji.

Six militants were killed in Anbar province.

In Ramadi, six militants were killed.

Several dead were reported in Haditha, including a militant leader.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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