At least 15 people were killed, and nine were wounded
in recent violence:
a family of eight in Shoura. As many as six of the victims were children. The
head of the family, Hussein al-Hamad, was a paramilitary
bomber attacked a checkpoint in Abbasi, where he killed
two policemen and wounded three more. The bomber wore
a policeman’s uniform.
In Ayn Safra, a civilian
was gunned down.
A bomb killed
a security member in the Waqf basin.
A bomb in Riyadh wounded
In Abu Ghraib, a bomb wounded
Turkish airstrikes killed
two members of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (P.K.K.) in Zab.
Protests resumed in Basra,
while in Baghdad Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi blamed
indifferent officials for the contaminated water that has reportedly sickened