Hundreds defied heavy rain to protest in Baghdad’s Tahrir Square and other Iraqi cities. While many were protesting corruption and poor services, some were demonstrating support for Bahraini protests. Meanwhile, at least five Iraqis were killed and 31 more wounded in new and previously reported incidents.
A bomb at the home of a journalist in Ramadi left seven wounded.
Three people were wounded in a blast near a Falluja bank.
A roadside bomb seriously injured a doctor in Jalawla.
Two Kurdish journalists critical of the government survived assassination attempts on them in two cities in Iraqi Kurdistan.
Four suspects were arrested in connection with a rocket attack on bases near Diwaniya.
Also, two Iranian police were killed and three others were wounded during an attack in Iranian Kurdistan that will likely be blamed on the PJAK which operates bases on the Iraqi side of the border.