Updated at 8:51 p.m. EDT, Across Iraq, at least 15 Iraqis were killed and 19 more were wounded during a series of attacks that mostly focused on Mosul. Meanwhile, the new parliament will convene its first session next Monday; however, the formation of the new government could take weeks or months. Also, Turkish artillery struck in the Zakho region, but no casualties were reported.
In Mosul, clashes in two neighborhoods left one policeman dead and two soldiers wounded; 15 militants were arrested. Gunmen killed a woman and a young man before two of them were killed. An I.E.D. wounded three people, including a child. A bomb targeting an army patrol wounded a woman instead. A man was killed yesterday in a drive-by shooting. The body of a 19-year-old man was found. An explosives depot was discovered west of the city. Gunmen killed a cop outside his home.
In Baghdad, a sticky bomb killed an officer who was protecting oil facilities in Doura. A bomb in Mashahdeh killed a soldier and wounded a second. Police liberated a child and arrested his kidnappers.
A Sunni Imam and his two sons were wounded during a small arms attack in Wassit province.
A bomb wounded four in a police motorcade in Baquba.
A young man’s body was found near Tikrit in Alam.
Drive-by shooters killed a Christian man in Kirkuk yesterday.
Twenty-four suspects were detained in Basra province.
Seven suspects were arrested in Garma.
Four wanted suspects turned themselves in to police in Diyala.
A wanted suspect was captured near Kut.