At least 19 Iraqis were killed and 23 more were wounded in the latest violence. One of the dead was a kidnapped Christian man but security personnel again found themselves the targets of several attacks.
An overnight attack on an Awakening Council (Sahwa) checkpoint in Shurqat left three Sahwa dead and three more wounded.
In Mosul, shelling wounded two people. An I.E.D. killed a man and wounded his son. At least seven security personnel were killed in attacks that left another seven wounded.
In Fallujah, an explosion near a policeman’s home left seven wounded. When first responders arrived, a second blast killed one policeman and wounded three others. Separately, an al-Qaeda leader and his aide were captured. Two other suspects were arrested and their bomb-making equipment was seized outside town.
Gunmen killed three soldiers in Baaj then stole their weaponry.
In Kirkuk, gunmen killed a child and wounded three civilians.
Two people were killed in a blast in Mahaweel.
The body of a Christian man from Hamdaniya was found in Nimrod. The man was a glazier who had been missing for five days. His family had paid a random.
Anti-riot squads are on alert in Nasariya over rumors that an unlicensed demonstration may occur. Residents have recently protested and, in one case, rioted over electricity shortages.
Tal Afar tightened security measures, while police captured four wanted suspects.