At least seven Iraqis were killed and 24 more were wounded in new violence. Most of the attacks were in the capital. Also, U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Michael Corbin said he expects ongoing protests in Iraq but not revolution as has occurred in other Arab countries.
In Baghdad, a bomb targeting a U.S. military patrol wounded five Iraqis instead. Another five people were wounded during a blast in Karadat Mariyam. A bomb targeting an air force general on Qanat Street in New Baghdad killed him and wounded three bodyguards. A roadside bomb in Harthiya wounded two, including a traffic policeman. A civilian was wounded in a blast in Doura. Last night in Saidiya, a bomb wounded an off-duty policeman and his wife. Gunmen killed a man in Mashtal. Gunmen using silencers in Ghadir killed a man.
A grenade attack against a family home in Makheirja left two dead and two wounded.
A sticky bomb killed a truck driver in Taji.
A bomb in Adheim killed a three-year old girl and wounded her father who is a Sahwa member.
Security forces were able to find and defuse a bomb at an oil refinery in Baiji. The refinery had suffered crippling attack recently.
An Iraqiya lawmaker took umbrage with recent statements from President Jalal Talabani on disputed Kirkuk province. While addressing a group in Suleimaniya, the president called the province "Kurds’ promised land and old dream." Meanwhile, Kurdish Peshmerga forces will remain stationed around the city of Kirkuk for the time being.