At least six Iraqis were killed and 21 more were wounded in attacks spread out across the country. In the United States, meanwhile, recent Iraqi refugees find creating a new life difficult, but it is still an improvement over remaining in Iraq or as a temporary refugee in a third country.
A blast at the Balad judge’s home left his nephew dead and nine others wounded, including the judge.
Two people were killed and three others were wounded in a car bomb attack in Qayara. One of the dead was a soldier. The rest of the casualties were civilians.
Gunmen attacked a checkpoint outside Fallujah where they killed one policeman and wounded four others.
In Baghdad, gunmen killed a lawyer and wounded his driver; the lawyer worked for an association that defends political prisoners. An assassination plot against the Ninewa council chairman was foiled.
The strangled body of a man who appeared to have been tortured was found in Kirkuk.
In Baquba, a pair of bombs wounded three people, including the Sunni Endowment director.
An I.E.D. wounded a civilian in Mosul.
The Wassit bomb squad reported defusing over 8,000 shells and landmines last year. They also secured other explosives, including six guided missiles.