At least 17 Iraqis were wounded in the latest violence, but 11 decomposed bodies were found in a mass grave. Also, two people were wounded in an attack on Iranian pilgrims.
Acting Electricity Minister, Hussain al-Shahristani, warned government officials to resist using their influence to gain more power and asked all Iraqis to cut down their usage altogether. "Emergency lines" reserved for officials and other notables were removed from use. The Green Zone in particular will be forced to reduce its massive power use.
Eleven decomposed bodies were recovered from two wells near Samarra.
In Baghdad, a sticky bomb wounded five people in Utifiya. Four people were wounded in Amiriya when a bomb exploded there. A sticky bomb wounded a policeman and a companion. Two people were wounded during a bombing last night in Zayouna. Baghdad Operations Command (B.O.C.) said threats to the al-Arabiya T.V. offices were dubious, but the offices were closed anyway.
A bomb blasted a bus carrying Iranian pilgrims through Muqdadiya, wounding one person and one pilgrim.
Two oil workers were kidnapped in Jalawla.