TribLIVE

| News


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

UN: April deadliest month in Iraq since June 2008

Daily Photo Galleries

By The Associated Press
Thursday, May 2, 2013, 7:03 a.m.
 

BAGHDAD — The United Nations mission to Iraq says more people were killed in violent attacks across the country in April than in any other month since June 2008.

The U.N. figures released on Thursday underscore concerns that security is quickly deteriorating in Iraq, where violence spiked in the last part of April.

The UN says it recorded 712 people killed last month, including 117 members of the Iraqi security forces. The capital district of Baghdad was the worst affected.

Casualty tolls in Iraq can vary considerably, with official reports at times differing from accounts from local police and hospital officials. The Associated Press recorded more than 400 killed last month.

Iraq witnessed its deadliest bout of violence between 2006 and 2007, when the country was on the brink of civil war.

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Hackers’ new Dyre malware infects W.Pa. computers, vexes FBI cyber agents
  2. Gorman: Billy Holt’s big moment for Albert Gallatin
  3. Penguins assistant coach Tocchet wants Letang to shoot more on power play
  4. ‘Big play’ moniker fits veteran Steelers cornerback Gay
  5. Pirates likely to seek pitcher, catcher when free agency starts
  6. Ford City’s teamwork, emotion take center stage in semifinal win over Freeport
  7. Police: Man wanted in fatal ambush of Pennsylvania trooper finally captured
  8. City rivals Allderdice, Brashear seeking elusive title
  9. Friends take to social media to recall Herminie teen
  10. Veteran LB Harrison: Steelers must play to way defense is set up
  11. Strengthening U.S. growth reflects help from Federal Reserve
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.