Election Candidate Attacked at Rally; One Killed in Iraq

At least one person was killed, and five were wounded in recent violence:

Gunmen wounded the head of the New Generation list in Erbil. Rabun Maarouf has been a member of the Kurdish Parliament as part of the Gorran party and is now running as a candidate for the Iraqi Parliament. His bodyguard was also injured. The attack appears to have occurred at a political rally.

Gunmen in Qayara killed a civilian and wounded another.

A police colonel was wounded in a blast in Dibis.

In Abu Saida, a civilian was wounded during an attempted attack on a wedding party.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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