At least five Iraqis were killed and 33 others were wounded in today’s violence. Most of the attacks took place in Baghdad. An unapproved demonstration in a city in eastern Iraq turned into clashes when police arrived to shut it down.
In Baghdad, a bomb targeting a Central Bank official’s convoy wounded three people. A sticky bomb attached to a lieutenant colonel’s car exploded, killing him and wounding two passengers. A policeman was killed and six others were wounded when a bomb blew up in Rashid Camp Street. Three people were wounded in a double bombing in Zaafaraniya. A bombing in a liquor store near the national theatre in Karrada wounded two civilians. Gunmen also killed two police officers in separate incidents, while two civilians were wounded in Husseiniya. No casualties were reported after rockets fell near the Green Zone.
At least one policeman was killed and 11 people were wounded in clashes in Halabja. A second policeman possibly died. The clash occurred after police tried to stop an unapproved demonstration that was calling for the ouster of the town’s major.
An explosion in Mahlabiya wounded a child.
One civilian was wounded during a blast in Baasheqa.
Nine suspects were arrested in Diyala province.
Ten suspects were captured in Basra province.