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46 Killed, 56 Wounded Across Iraq, As Iranian Gas Workers Massacred
by Margaret Griffis, December 13, 2013
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A bold attack on Iranians working on a gas pipeline in Diyala province helped drive today’s casualty figures up to at least 46 dead and 56 wounded​.
Fifteen Iranians and three Iraqis were shot dead as they were working on an extending a gas pipeline through the Muqdadiya area. Another five Iranians were wounded along with three Iraqis. Three gunmen climbed out of their cars to assault the group of workers.
In Baghdad​, a car bomb killed five people and wounded 14 more in Nahrawan​. A two guards and a prisoner were killed during a jailbreak and recovery operation. Gunmen killed two people in Ghazaliya​. A woman was shot dead in her home.
Six people were killed and eighteen more were wounded in a car bombing in Madaen​. Earlier another bomb killed one person and wounded four more.
A suicide car bomber in Ramadi killed five people and wounded seven more.
Gunmen attacked a policeman’s home in Falluja where they killed one policeman and wounded three others, including a civilian.
A drive-by shooting on a checkpoint in Hamdaniya left a police captain dead and a policeman wounded​.
An unidentified body bearing gunshot wounds was found in Tikrit.
In Baiji, gunmen killed a police officer.
Gunmen wounded a Sahwa member in Shirqat.
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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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