At least six Iraqis were killed and six more were wounded in light violence. Also, four Iranians were wounded. Meanwhile, Shi’ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr made an unannounced return to his home in Najaf for the first time in almost five years today and, coincidentally, Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi also visited Iraq to cement ties with the new government.
In Baghdad, a civilian was killed and another was wounded during a blast in Qadisiyah. Two people were wounded when a sticky bomb blew up in Amil. A housing ministry official was shot dead in Waziriya. A roadside bomb wounded three people in Zayouna. Security personnel arrested a gang suspected of carrying out recent assassinations.
Four Iranian visitors were wounded when a bomb blasted their bus as it traveled through Taji.
The imam of a mosque in Tikrit was arrested.
Three suspects were arrested in Iskandariya.
Nine suspects were detained in Fallujah.