More Fake Checkpoint Deaths; 19 Killed in Iraq

Kurdish civil servants continued their protests for a fifth day in a row. The workers are only receiving about 25 percent of their salaries from the government.
At least 19 people were killed, and two more were wounded:

A landmine near Saqra killed four shepherds. After responders arrived a second bomb exploded killed four soldiers and wounding two more.

Five Iraqi soldiers were killed at a fake checkpoint on a highway between Mosul and Tal Afar near the village of Zanazel, but the government denied anyone was killed.

A bomb on the banks of the Khirisan River in Abu Saida left two civilians dead. A policeman was killed during a tribal dispute.

In Rawah, two people were killed when old explosives detonated as they were trying to clean their home.  

A militant was killed in Kirkuk province.

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Author: Margaret Griffis

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