At least six Iraqis were killed and five more were wounded in light violence. The only reports of attacks came from Baghdad and cities just north of the capital. Meanwhile, A Spanish court opened an investigation into possible crimes against humanity at Camp Ashraf, where thousands of Iranian exiles have established a home. Under its universal jurisdiction doctrine, Spain claims authority in foreign countries where crimes against humanity may have occurred.
The Spanish probe stems from a deadly raid that occurred at the People’s Mujahedeen of Iran (PMOI/MEK) exile camp in July of 2009. Eleven residents were killed, and hundreds more were wounded. Major General Abdul Hussein al-Shemmari, who serves as the police chief in Diyala province and has been ordered to testify before the court, insists the raid was directed from Baghdad and involved outside army forces not Diyala police personnel.
In Baghdad, gunmen using silencers killed a female lawyer. A gang was arrested in connection with the death of a Christian man three days ago. A police captain was wounded when gunmen attacked in Baladiyat. Also, a fire broke out at an orphanage, injuring 10 employees and children.
A bomb blast at a Balad farm killed two brothers.
Two teenagers were killed near Duluiya when an I.E.D. exploded.
Four people were wounded when gunmen tossed an explosive device at the home of a Sahwa member in Tarmiya.