Disputed Areas of Iraq Rocked by Bombs: 19 Killed, 80 Wounded
by Margaret Griffis
, December 16, 2012Print This | Share This
About 19 Iraqis were killed, and 80 more were wounded, mostly in northern Iraq. Nearly all of today’s casualties occurred in cities claimed by both the central and Kurdish government. Tensions between the two governments heated up with Baghdad created a new security force for a heavily Kurdish region not yet subsumed by the autonomous government.
Several schoolteachers were kidnapped
Two bombs were defused
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Margaret Griffis is a journalist from Miami Beach, Florida and has been covering Iraqi casualties for Antiwar.com since 2006.
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