At least seven Iraqis were killed and 15 more were wounded almost entirely in Baghdad.
In Baghdad, gunmen killed two policemen at a checkpoint in New Baghdad then set cars on fire, injuring two more people. A half hour later gunmen in Shabb killed a Sahwa fighter and injured two more at another checkpoint. At nearly the same time, gunmen killed two more policemen and wounded two bystanders in Amil, where a separate bomb wounded six people. At least one other policeman was shot dead. In Jihad, a roadside bomb wounded three people. Diyala police raided a house and arrested as suspected assassin.
In Mosul, an elderly woman was found murdered but the nature of the crime was not revealed.
Security forces in Kirkuk liberated a girl and arrested a female kidnapper.
The Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) released an expected ceasefire announcement late yesterday. This latest truce will last until Sept. 20 at least and longer if Turkey satisfies certain conditions.