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Iraq Eid Slaughter: 128 Killed, 371 Wounded

Margaret Griffis

August 16, 2012

Updated at 8:25 p.m. EDT, Aug. 16, 2012

With the the holy month of Ramadan winding down, insurgents staged attacks across the country, even into relatively quiet southern Iraq. At least 128 Iraqis were killed and 371 more were wounded overall. This scale of multiple attacks was likely coordinated to spoil the Eid al-Fitr festivities tomorrow.

In Baghdad, a car bomb killed seven people and wounded 42 more in the Husseiniya district. At least 27 people were killed and 30 more were wounded in a blast in Zafaraniya.

A blast in Sadr City left 16 dead and 49 wounded at a produce market.

A car bomb in Daquq killed 11 counterterrorism officers, and wounded 31 others.

Gunmen shot up a checkpoint in Meshahda, leaving 10 dead and at least 10 wounded.

In Kut, a car bomb killed seven people and wounded as many as 70 more at a market.

Seven people were killed and 25 more were wounded around 10:00 p.m. when a suicide bomber blew himself up at a tea shop in Tal Afar.

In Kirkuk, four blasts at the home of a military officer killed his brother and wounded six people. A bomb killed one and wounded 15 when it exploded near a row of restaurants. Eight people were wounded in two more bombings. At least six other deaths were reported

Two people were killed and seven more were wounded in a blast near Taji.

In Ameriyat al-Falluja, four policemen were killed and three more were wounded in a drive-by shooting. Three civilians were wounded when a bomb exploded as they were awaiting aid.

Around sunset, four soldiers were killed and three more were wounded in a roadside bombing in Baquba. Gunmen attacked several checkpoints killing four policemen and wounding four others. At least one more person was killed and three more were wounded separately.

Gunmen killed two civilians at a Baaj market.

In Mosul, five people were killed and 24 more were wounded in a blast. Gunmen killed two civilians and kidnapped a third one while looking for police targets. Two civilians were killed and one more was wounded in a blast at a mosque. Two soldiers were wounded in an explosion.

A roadside bomb in Badush killed one person and wounded two others. Two children were wounded in a blast at a home.

In Tuz Khormato, a bomb at a home killed a woman and wounded four others, including her others.

Gunmen killed two policemen and wounded three others in Dhouib.

A Sahwa member was shot dead in Aswad.

Clashes in al-Rasul left one gunman dead. Two bodyguards were wounded in the attack which took place at an M.P.ĺs office..

In Wajihiya, a blast wounded four civilians.

A bomb in Abu Ghraib killed two soldiers and wounded four more. A separate bomb wounded three security personnel.

In Hawija, a bomb killed a woman and wounded four others.

Two policemen were wounded in a bombing north of Ramadi.

Three people were wounded in Iskandariya when a bomb blew up in their garden.


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