Baghdad is still in a state of shock a day after a deadly attack on a Catholic church left dozens of casualties in the capital. Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki was just one of the many to express dismay at the assault, but at least seven Iraqis were killed and 13 more were wounded in attacks since then.
In Mosul, a blast in the Hay el Ba’ath neighborhood killed three and wounded six others. A roadside bomb killed an elderly man and wounded his daughter. A policeman was killed and five more were wounded when gunmen lobbed at hand grenade at a patrol.
A sticky bomb killed a police colonel and wounded his driver in Qayara.
Amara police killed a suicide bomber before he could drive into the city.
In Baghdad, B.O.C. stormed the al-Baghdadiya studios a day after the gunmen who attacked the Our Lady of Salvation Church called into the station to make their demands.
Police in Basra arrested 18 security personnel and confiscated their equipment for allegedly violating the law.
Four al-Qaeda suspects were detained in Suwayra.
The Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) denied involvement in yesterday’s bombing in Istanbul and announced an extension to their unilateral cease-fire.