Kirkuk was again the most active province for violence today, but Baghdad saw several attacks as well. There was bloodshed in Anbar and Diyala provinces too, bringing today’s casualties to at least 12 dead and 44 wounded.
In Baghdad, ten people were wounded during a blast in Kadhimiya. A police colonel was shot to death. A sticky bomb killed a taxi driver and wounded his passenger in Ghazaliya. A roadside bombing in Khadra wounded six people. An early morning blast destroyed 13 shops in Zayouna but no one was harmed.
Two policemen were killed and 14 other people were wounded during a car bombing in Rashad that targeted a police official.
Near Tuz Khormato, a blast killed an army colonel and a soldier and wounded two others.
A bomb in Kirkuk wounded a street sweeper.
A woman was killed during a home invasion in Riyadh.
A policeman was shot dead during a clash in Rutba.
A roadside bomb in Buhriz killed one person and wounded two others.
A bomb targeting a U.S. vehicle in Basra exploded, wounding one Iraqi woman.
In Qaim, a policeman was killed and another was wounded during an attack on a checkpoint.
A bodyguard working for Diyala’s governor was arrested at his Muqdadiya home on terrorism charges.