High-ranking Militia Commander Killed near Kirkuk; 20 Killed in Iraq

At least 20 people were killed, and eight were wounded in recent violence:

A militia commander was killed during an attack on a highway between Kirkuk and Tuz Khormato. Abu Zahra al-Abadi was the Assistant Commander for East Tigris Operations for the Hashd al-Shaabi.

In Dour, militants killed a policeman and wounded two civilians.

A bomb in Baaj killed a policeman and wounded another.

A barber was shot dead in Husseiniya.

The body of a man bearing indications of torture was found in Bartala.

Near Wajihiya, the body of a security member was found. He had been shot.

An attack on Mubarak al-Farhan left four civilians with injuries.

A man was wounded and his son was kidnapped during a home invasion in Kirkuk. The family believes the men involved are federal police forces.

Fourteen militants were killed during operation in Kirkuk province.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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