Friday, July 26, 2013

Ramadan Death Toll: Friday 26/07/13

(Iraq)  Terrorists set off a number of car bombs and attacked crowded coffee shops inside Iraq last night which saw 42 people killed and many more injured.

Update for Iraq
The total figure of people killed inside Iraq over Ramadan this year is around 550 (Reuters),  our own figures come in at 357, so I am adding 193 to the cumulative figure.

(Pakistan) A market place in the town of Parachinar was struck Friday by a twin bomb attack which so far has claimed 39 lives and injured 100 others. Other news agencies are saying that the bombs struck Shia mosques which just happened to be close to the markets.

(Yemen) A former senior government official was assassinated yesterday. Yeslam al-Mamouri was shot dead in the port city of Aden yesterday as he left home. It is presumed that he was targeted as an act of revenge for al-Mamouri's role in combating terrorism in Abyan province in 2011 when al-Qaida was very active.  

(Libya) Gunmen killed a lawyer and prominent Libyan political activist in the eastern city of Benghazi on Friday. Lawyer Abdelsalam al-Mosmary was killed after he left a mosque to make his way home.

(Afghanistan) A suicide bomber on a motorcycle struck a busy marketplace in eastern Afghanistan Friday, killing at least seven people including an anti-Taliban militia leader.The attack, which took place in the Qarabagh district of the insurgency-wracked Ghazni province, also injured seven civilians, “We think that the target of the attack was commander Dawlat Khan, who was martyred along with three of his bodyguards, and three civilians in this attack,” Deputy provincial police chief Asadullah Insafi told AFP.

Ramadan death toll is now at 3211.