At least five Iraqis were killed and four more were wounded in light violence. The Iraqi government credited its formation deal with reduced attacks during Eid al-Adha observances; however, reports are generally lighter during major holidays anyway. An unknown number of casualties were left after clashes in the Karbala area as well.
Authorities in Karbala reported that violence occurred during the Eid observances, but only released general figures for all those who died or were taken to hospital during the holiday. The figures included people who fell ill or were involved in accidents.
A bomb planted at a policeman’s home in Shirqat killed his wife and 8-year-old daughter. Two security guards were wounded in a separate bombing. Soldiers killed a man during a search of his home; explosives and weapons were found.
In Mosul, gunmen killed an army
colonel and wounded a tribal leader.
A child was wounded in crossfire.
A body was found in Magharba.