Fresh Bloodshed Leaves 19 Iraqis Killed, 53 Wounded
Sunday: 19 Iraqis Killed, 53 Wounded
by Margaret Griffis, June 17, 2012
As Shi’ite pilgrims return home, violence against them has tapered, but attacks against other targets continued. At least 19 Iraqis were killed and 53 more were wounded in attack that focused on west and northern Iraq. Also, Anbar police have imposed a cycle ban after receiving information about more potential attacks.
Two people were killed and 26 more were wounded in Shirqat when a bomb exploded in a petrol queue near a police station.
In Falluja, a car bomb killed two soldiers and wounded four more; three bystanders were also wounded. A child was killed and three others were wounded in a second bombing. A car bomb killed two civilians and wounded one more. A dumpster bomb killed a child and wounded a woman.
In Mosul, a roadside bomb killed four soldiers and wounded two more. Gunmen killed a civilian and wounded his brother.
The bodies of two young people were discovered near Samarra.
A roadside bomb north of Kirkuk killed a contractor and wounded three more; the Iraqi trio was working for a Turkish company.
A bomb killed a police officer and wounded five more in Tuz Khormato.
A roadside bombing in Saqlawiya killed a driver and wounded a passenger.
A body was discovered in Sharezoor.
Three policemen were wounded in a Tikrit blast.