Bombers Target Shi’ite Pilgrims; 137 Killed across Iraq

The International Organization for Migration said on Tuesday that the number of people displaced in Iraq since the beginning of 2014 has reached 2.8 million refugees.

In Mosul, militants blew up a nearly 200-year-old mosque. The government believes the militants destroy ancient buildings and ruins to cover up the looting of antiquities.

At least 137 were killed and 79 were wounded:

In Baghdad, a suicide bomber killed 10 Shi’ite pilgrims and wounded 25 more in Tahrir Square. Four people were killed and 12 more were wounded when mortars landed in Bab al-Sham. A roadside bomb killed two people and wounded nine more on Palestine Street. Two dumped bodies were found. Security forces killed two militants.

An I.E.D. killed in Meshahda killed three pilgrims and wounded eight more.

A sticky bomb killed four Peshmergas in Daquq.

A Yazidi security guard was killed and another Yazidi person was kidnapped in Suleimaniya.

Militants executed two Iraqi officers in Badush.

A roadside bomb near Baquba killed an ambulance driver and two women.

In Zab, 35 militants were killed during airstrikes.

Security forces killed 32 militants in Garma.

Twelve militants were killed and 20 were wounded in Anbar province.

In Falluja, 10 militants were killed.

An airstrike in Mosul killed nine militants and wounded five more.

Four militants were killed in Tabj.

A militant commander and several aides were killed in the Hamrin Mountains.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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