At least 15 Iraqis were killed and 31 more were wounded on a fairly active day. Baghdad suffered the most violence, but several cities north of the capital also saw attacks.
In Baghdad, mortars fell on Tahrir Square, killing two people and wounding 10 others. Five more were wounded when a pair of mortars struck Jadriya. Those mortars may have been targeting the Green Zone, which instead was struck by Katyusha rockets. Eleven more rockets were recovered from a scrap yard in Nahda. Gunmen wearing military uniforms stormed a Bayaa-neighborhood home where they killed three people, including a 13-year-old boy. A bomb in Karrada wounded three people.
Three boys were killed and a fourth one was wounded when they came across an old cluster bomb while playing in a garden in Attah.
A sticky bomb attached to a government vehicle in Qadisiya killed a tax office director and a female employee. Two others were wounded.
A roadside bomb wounded five policemen in Tuz Khormato.
The body of a woman who was decapitated was found in Shirqat.
Near Tikrit, an explosives expert was wounded while defusing a bomb.
In Mosul, soldiers killed a gunman trying to kill a civilian. Clashes between neighbors left two dead and three wounded. South of the city, a bomb wounded a policeman. Police liberated a man and arrested his kidnappers.
A mass grave in the Fallaja-Ramadi area gave up one more body, bringing the total count up to 21 victims.
Seventeen suspects were arrested in Hawija.