At least three Iraqis were killed and 24 were wounded in mostly late evening attacks in and near Baghdad. Meanwhile, a U.S. servicemember is in custody for the deaths of two fellow soldiers last week. Also, Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari called on the United States to increase its role in helping Iraq form its new government.
The U.S. military is holding a U.S. servicemember in connection with a deadly shooting in Fallujah last week. Spc. Neftaly Platero is suspected of killing Spc. John Carrillo Jr. and Pfc. Gebrah P. Noonan, while wounding a third unnamed soldier, in an attack that followed an argument between the four servicemembers.
Two policemen were killed and eight more were wounded when a bomb exploded at a bomb at a café in Tarmiya.
In Baghdad, six people were wounded in ar bombing in Kadhimiya. Two blasts in Umm al-Maalef left four wounded. A sticky bomb wounded a police officer in Baladiyat. Three other bombs exploded in Kadhimiya and Washash. Clashes took place in Neariya.
Security forces arrested several suspects and defused various explosives.
During a home invasion in Samarra, gunmen killed a policeman.
A kidnapped girl was liberated in Shatra.
Dhi Qar police entered Basra province and arrested three suspects.
Two suspects were arrested in Kut.
Ten al-Qaeda suspects were arrested across Iraq.
Defense Minister Abdul Qader Obeidi traveled to Ankara to meet with his counterpart, Vecdi Gonul, a day after Turkey said it would continue its aerial assaults against the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK).