52 Killed as Bombers Strike in Baghdad

Sectarianism is crippling efforts to rid Iraq of the Islamic State militants. Of particular interest are renegade Shi’ite militiamen undermining the battle to win back Ramadi. Meanwhile, Human Rights Watch released a report on militia activities in Tikrit, were scores of people went missing after the militiamen recovered control of the city.

At least 52 were killed and 67 were wounded:

In Baghdad, militants targeted Shi’ite militiamen in the Amin district with a bomb that killed 12 people and wounded 42 more. A roadside bomb in Shaab killed two civilians and wounded seven more. A rocket wounded three civilians in Shoala. No casualties were reported despite a heavy rocket attack on the airport.

The same rocket attack did kill two people and wound 11 more at the al-Nasr training camp in Abu Ghraib.

A soldier was killed and four were wounded in a bombing in Mashada.

In Tarmiya, gunmen killed a local official, his son, and his nephew.

A blast in Latifiya killed two civilians.

In Mosul, militants executed a television cameraman.

An Iraqi artillery strike left 17 militants dead in Khalidiya.

Twelve militants were killed in Husayba.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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