Militia Leader and Family Slaughtered; 15 Killed in Iraq

At least 15 people were killed, and nine were wounded in recent violence:

Militants killed 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 commander.

A suicide 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 three militiamen.

In Abu Ghraib, a bomb wounded three people.

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 17,000 people.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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