Bombers Attack Diyala Market; 206 Killed across Iraq

The Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says that the Islamic State militants are using chlorine as a weapon.

At least 206 were killed and 79 were wounded:

A blast at a Balad Ruz market left 15 dead and 38 wounded.

Three people were killed and eight were wounded in southern Baghdad. In Baghdad, a chlorine pipeline exploded and wounded 45 people; it is unclear if this was sabotage or an accident.

A bomb in Taji killed two people and wounded five more.

In Husaybah, 22 security personnel were killed in a lengthy battle with militants that also left ten security personnel wounded. Seven militants were also killed.

A Coalition airstrike apparently hit an Iraq army base in Falluja, killing six soldiers and wounding eight more. A rocket launched by militants killed one soldier and wounded two more.

Mortars struck the Habaniya air force base, killing three soldiers and wounding eight more.

In Ramadi, seventeen worshippers were arrested by militants on charges of cooperation with security forces.

A failed attack on Nadhim al-Taqseem, near Falluja, left 21 militants dead, including four suicide bombers.

In Samarra, 55 militants were killed. An airstrike northwest of the city left 18 more dead.

Forty militants were killed killed in Qaim.

Six militants were killed in Garma.

In Zobaa, five militants were killed.

Security forces in Khalidiya killed a sniper and a militant leader.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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