78 Killed in Iraq; Bombs Rattle Baghdad, Shirqat

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78 Killed in Iraq; Bombs Rattle Baghdad, Shirqat

Security forces intend
to dig a trench around the city of Fallujah in order to monitor entry
into the city. New identity cards will be issued as well. It is unclear when
residents will be able to return to the destroyed city. Officials have been discussing that
matter.

At least 78 people were killed and 57 were wounded:

In Sharqat, a bomb killed
six people and wounded eight others
who were all trying to flee the city. A
suicide
bomber
left 11 dead and
nine wounded
.

A bomb in Baghdad killed
one militiaman and wounded four more
. Another bomb killed one person and
wounded six
in Doura. A bomb in Jisr Diyala killed
two people and wounded seven more
. Two
people were killed and nine were wounded
in Haramat.

Near Osaji a bomb killed
a girl
who was trying to escape to Peshmerga territory with her father.

In Kirkuk, a man was killed
and tortured, perhaps over his political tattoos.

Three
Peshmerga were wounded
in a chemical attack on their position in Tal
Afar
.

In Hajj Ali and Osaji, strikes killed
dozens of militants, including seven
suicide bombers
.

Five
militants were killed and nine were wounded
in an attack in the Valley
of Oil
.

Security forces killed
a militant official and wounded several more
in Abu Saida.

In Hud, security forces killed
three militants and wounded two more
.

Dozens of militants were killed
near Qayara.

Dozens more were killed
in Alas.

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