Parliament filled several important posts today but failed to vote on the defense, interior and national security portfolios. Meanwhile, at least three Iraqis were killed and 12 more were wounded in new violence. In one incident, Iraq’s first reported self-immolation protest occurred, significantly ratcheting up demonstrations that have taken place in recent days.
In Baghdad, two people were wounded in a bomb explosion in Tahrir Square, where demonstrations have taken place recently, and where one is scheduled for tomorrow. Three security personnel were wounded in two separate shootings.
Gunmen attacked a police patrol in Tarmiya, killing one and wounding two more.
A bomb near Zubayr killed one person and wounded two others.
A Sahwa leader was wounded during a bombing in Garma.
In Kirkuk, which has seen a recent increase in activity, or at least reporting, a Christian man was kidnapped.
Twenty vehicles were set ablaze in al-Zab.
Six suspects were arrested in Basra province.
Increased security is being implemented in Ramadi ahead of services demonstrations.