At least 14 Iraqis were killed and 31 more were wounded in new violence, mostly across central Iraq. Meanwhile, a spokesman for Iraqiya said the party was willing to give up the premiership so long as they received equal power in the new government. Iraqiya narrowly defeated second-place State of Law party in March elections, but neither party has been able to find enough support to form a new government. Such a concession could allow the seven-month long political deadlock to end.
Assailants wearing military uniforms stormed the homes of several Awakening Council members near Yusufiya in Haswa before dawn this morning. They dragged the men out of the homes, killing four and wounding two of them before fleeing. Some of all of the men were brothers.
In Baghdad, a bomb targeting a senior Iraqi official killed his driver and wounded three others, including the official. Five people were killed and three more were wounded during a robbery at a money exchange on Rashid Street. A bomb wounded four people near al-Shabb Stadium. A bomb in Karrada left no casualties.
A car bomb in Garma killed a police officer and wounded two others.
A policeman was killed and another was wounded in a blast in Saqlawiya.
In Mosul, a bystander was wounded during clashes. A blast at a Ninewa Electoral Commission officer’s home left no casualties.
A bomb wounded four policemen in Qaim.
A physician was wounded in a roadside bomb blast in Kirkuk. He was driving to work in an ambulance to conceal his identity as a doctor.
Two suspects were captured in Tal Afar.