At least 17 Iraqis and an Egyptian resident were killed in the latest attacks, while 33 more were wounded. Although no new demonstrations reported today, last night Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani gave his support to protesters in a strongly worded statement castigating the government for negligence. Also, Parliament Speaker Osama al-Nujaifi reports that two investigative committees are being formed to track down almost $40 billion that has disappeared from the Development Fund for Iraq.
A car bomb exploded prematurely in Shirqat, killing two wanted men who were likely targeting a mosque.
In Baghdad, an I.E.D. targeting a judge in Doura wounded two bodyguards.
A teenaged protester died of wounds received in yesterday’s demonstrations in Suleimaniya.
A sticky bomb killed a civilian in Fallujah.
A land mine in Diyala province near the Iranian border wounded a civilian.