Bombs Shake Baghdad; 189 Killed in Iraq

A complicated state of affairs has slowed the Battle for Tikrit. Meanwhile, at least 189 were killed and 56 were wounded in mostly other violence.

In Baghdad, a blast in the Habibiya district killed nine people and wounded 22 more who were registering at a mosque for a religious observance. Six people were killed and 14 more were wounded by a blast in Tarabiya. At least four people were killed by a blast near the Interior Ministry.

A suicide bomber in Falluja killed four security members and wounded four more. Four suicide bombers were killed. Clashes left six militants dead and 14 more wounded.

Three handcuffed bodies were found in Laylan.

In Qayara, five soldiers were executed by firing squad.

Three security personnel were killed in clashes in Baiji.

Multiple bodies wearing military uniforms were discovered in a mass grave in Yathrib.

In Mosul, four elderly clerics were detained for rejecting militant orders. A journalist was executed.

Gunmen wounded a police chief in al-Sadda.

Baghdad Operations Command reported that at least 536 militants were killed and 17 were wounded during recent operations in Garma. At least 472 had been previously reported, so this figure gives us another 64 dead in operations that began early in March. Seven were killed today, including one of their leaders, during shelling.

As many 40 militants were killed during fighting in Sinjar.

A mortar attack in Dujail killed 16 militants and wounded one more.

Peshmerga forces killed 13 militants in Bashiqa.

In Sinjar, about 11 militants were killed.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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