At least six Iraqis were killed and 16 more were wounded in new violence. A report of beaten journalists yesterday became clearer when Basra police admitted five were assaulted in their custody. Meanwhile, the Sadrists promised not to stage protests for six months, giving the government time to improve.
The chief of police in Basra confirmed the several policemen and an officer were arrested for beating five journalists during protests yesterday. Ninewa police also harassed journalists by detaining after they were released.
Gunmen attacked a coffee shop in Khalis, where they killed two people and wounded two others.
A bomb killed one policeman and wounded another in Iskandariya.
Gunmen killed a Sahwa member in Abu Kamis.
Working on a tip, Mosul police killed a potential suicide bomber at his home.
A bomb planted on a car in Baquba killed its owner. In a rural area south of the city, a bomb wounded two people.
A roadside bomb targeting the chief of Tuz Khormato wounded six bodyguards.
In Amiriyat al-Falluja, a bomb wounded five policemen.
In Baghdad, a member of parliament announced her support of protestor’s demands that the provincial governor and council be sacked.