The seventh anniversary of the U.S.-led invasion was met with little fanfare in Iraq, but the violence continues. At least 13 Iraqis were killed and 12 more were wounded.
The Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) rejected election fraud claims from a member of the European Parliament. Separately, Former P.M. Ayad Allawi emphasized he would not accept the continuation of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s "one-man rule" in the new government. Many of Maliki’s opponents have called the prime minister a dictator or otherwise criticized his heavy-handed rule.
A bomb killed four people and wounded seven others in Sadr City.
Gunmen in Nahda killed two civilians and wounded a third.
Two bodies bearing gunshot wounds were fund in Nimrod.
The body of a young farmer was discovered in Assriya.