At least five Iraqis were killed and 13 more were wounded in new violence. Several more were wounded in Baghdad, but no figures were released. Meanwhile, Diyala provincial police reported arrested almost 10,000 suspects last year. They also noted that 1,876 policemen were killed and just over 3,000 were wounded during 2010. Many of these casualties went unreported in western media sources.
Hit‘s police chief was killed and four policemen or bodyguards were wounded when their convoy came across a roadside bomb. The town is under a curfew.
In Mosul, two Shabaks were killed in separate shootings.
A sticky bomb wounded three people in Tuz Khormato.
In Tikrit, two guards were wounded in a blast.
A body bearing gunshot wounds to the head was discovered in Hilla.
A gunman was killed in Baaj.
Seven suspects were captured in Nimrod.
A Naqshabandiya suspect was arrested in Kirkuk.
Two of six suspects were detained for crimes in Fallujah.