At least 12 Iraqis were killed and 31 more were wounded in the latest reported attacks. Scattered demonstrations continued, but protests in Suleimaniya drew about 6,000 protesters. On Friday, however, they could grow during a planned "day of rage."
For the fifth day in a row, thousands took to the streets in Suleimaniya to demonstrate against corruption and poverty. In parliament, a Kurdish opposition group attempted to read a statement about the ongoing situation in Suleimaniya; however, they were banned from doing so.
In Mosul, seven were killed during clashes between gunmen and police; three civilians were among the dead. A blast wounded 10 people, including women and children. Two soldiers were killed in a separate blast. The provincial governor reported that an army detainee was tortured to death. Also, four men were arrested when weapons and ammunition were found hidden in a ceiling inside a health center.
In Baghdad, one man was killed and eight others were wounded when a pro-government mob attack a group of demonstrators in Tahrir Square Sunday, but the Iraqi government denied the incident. Five people were wounded during a pair of bombings in an eastern neighborhood. Another blast wounded three more. A bomb wounded one person when it destroyed a fuel truck in Doura.
Three soldiers were wounded in a blast in Qaim.
An unknown number of people were wounded in two coordinated blasts in Ramadi.
Nine suspects were arrested in Diyala province.
Two bombs exploded in the Kirkuk area, but neither left casualties.
Security forces foiled a car bomb attack on an army camp in Numaniya.
The Chairman of the Social Action and Protection Committee in Diyala reported the discovery of 819 government workers who are taking in double salaries illegally.