Last minute bickering from the Sadrist bloc has delayed voting for the new cabinet for at least one day, but attacks continued without debate. At least two Iraqis were killed and 12 more were wounded, while security forces killed four Libyans accused of planning Christmas Day attacks. Also, Amnesty International has called on Iraq to protect its Christian population.
In Baghdad, a roadside bomb wounded three civilians. Four policemen were wounded during a blast in Zaafaraniyah. A blast on Rubai Street wounded five people, including traffic policemen.
In Mosul, as many as four Libyans were killed when security forces raided a home, where they found evidence the men were planning attacks. In other attacks, gunmen killed a university president and a woman. Although reports of violence out of Mosul have dried up in the last few months, the city remains dangerous with daily attacks occurring.
A U.S. camp in Hilla was formally handed over to Iraq.
In Kirkuk, a rocket fell on a home, damaging it but leaving no casualties.
Nine suspects were arrested in separate locations in Hawija.
A former U.S. detention center, Camp Bucca, will be converted into a commercial center.