At least eight Iraqis were killed and 13 more were wounded in the latest attacks. Meanwhile, Human Rights Watch has documented accounts of demonstrator harassment during the ongoing protests in Suleimaniya. In the latest accusation, Kurdish security forces stood idly as masked men attacked protestors. Some witnesses believe the Kurdish government sent the "thugs." Also, a U.S. spokesman corrected reports stating that U.S. troops had arrested an Iraqi cop and affirmed that Iraqi forces had carried out the arrest instead.
In Mosul, a university professor was shot to death outside his home. A bomb in the west wounded four policemen, while one in the east wounded two more. A sticky bomb killed a soldier on leave. Outside of town, three gunmen were killed when soldiers fired upon them as they tried to plant a bomb. Also, an al-Qaeda finance manager was captured.
A member of parliament said that U.S. forces killed a doctor and arrested his brother in Hawija.
Gunmen killed a man in Falluja.
Uniformed men stormed a house in Abu Ghraib, where they killed a government employee after dragging him from the home.
In Baghdad, Shi’ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr met with supporters while visiting Kadhamiya. A blast outside a stationary shop in Hurriya wounded two people. Last night, two more were wounded in a blast on Sadoun Street.
A sticky bomb in Baquba wounded three people.
Fourteen suspects were arrested in Diyala province.