At least 18 Iraqis were killed and 41 more were wounded in attacks across the country. The north seemed particularly vulnerable, with a number of casualties occurring in and around Mosul. Meanwhile, three Sunni leaders were the targets of assassins in Anbar province. Only one of them survived.
In Baghdad, two roadside bombs killed five policemen and wounded seven others, including three policemen in the New Baghdad district. In a northern area, a bicycle bomb killed three people and wounded eight more near a mosque.
In Mosul, eight people were wounded during a roadside bombing that targeted an army patrol. One civilian was killed in a separate bombing. Gunmen killed a policeman and wounded a soldier in separate incidents. Another bombing wounded seven more.
Two Sunni leaders were killed and another was wounded during an attack in Amiriya al-Falluja. They fell prey to gunmen when they stopped at a fake checkpoint.
A Kurdish Asayesh agent shot dead a Sunni Sahwa member in Saidiya.
A body was found in Tal Afar.
A body was found north of Kirkuk. It was riddled with bullets.
In Jbela, gunmen killed a civilian.
A bomb in Abu Ghraib wounded two people.
A Sahwa member was wounded during a blast in Taza.