At least 15 Iraqis were killed and 22 more were wounded. Also, a U.S. soldier died of non-combat wounds. Meanwhile, the Kurdish Autonomous Region’s prime minister, Barham Saleh, said that the Kurds would not support the new government without guarantees being made.
Clashes broke out near Mosul in Abu Saif after gunmen killed a civil servant. The victim’s family then took revenge on nearby wedding attended by people believed to be associated with al-Qaeda forces. Six more people were killed, including two women, and four more were wounded. Several people were arrested.
In Mosul, a blast killed a soldier and wounded three other people. At least one other soldier was killed in this or a separate blast. A mortar shell wounded a soldier. Three people were killed during a home invasion last night. Four policemen were wounded during a blast.
In Baghdad, a bomb wounded three people yesterday.
A bomb wounded a farmer driving a car in Dujail.
A body was found in Kirkuk.
A bomb in Hajaj killed one person and wounded another.
In Saidiya, a Sunni councilman was detained for storing large amounts of explosives at his home. Police also arrested 18 suspects across Diyala province. Many Sunni Arabs have claimed the Shi’ite-led government is harassing them.
Balad police arrested the driver of a car bomb before they detonated it during a controlled explosion.
Seven suspects were arrested in Ninewa province.
A U.S.-Iraqi force captured three in Suwayra.
Two al-Qaeda suspects were arrested north of Baghdad.
Six PKK rebels surrendered to Turkish forces.