At least six Iraqis were killed and 14 more were wounded in the latest attacks, while demonstrations against recent arrests took place in Mosul. Also, a large number of Saddam exiles returned home.
More than 150 people protested recent detentions in Mosul. About 350 people were arrested during recent operations, but many of those detained not only have clean records, they are some of the town’s leading citizens.
A blast outside a shop in Yusufiya killed three people and wounded 10 others.
Three police officers were killed and four were wounded outside Jalawla when their patrol encountered a roadside bomb.
Gunmen wounded two people as they were driving in Jideedat al-Shatt.
Twenty exiled families, comprising of about 250 people, have returned to Iraq. The families were cast out after a failed uprising in 1991. Most were from the Basra area.
An escapee from the Tikrit jail was captured in Ghudairefa village.