At least 38 Iraqis were killed and 85 more were wounded across Iraq but the most significant violence occurred south of Baghdad in Diwaniya. Baghdad also saw a spate of attacks.
Iraq and Iran say they will discuss the fate of Camp Ashraf with the Red Cross. Both countries are hostile to the several thousand Iranian exiles who live there, but no third country has offered to house the group. Iraq regularly harasses the group and stages deadly raids on the camp, while the exiles fear a return to Iran would mean torture and executions. The two countries are also working on properly demarcating their mutal border.
At least 27 people were killed in a suicide bombing in Diwaniya. The blast occurred near the governor’s house. He was unharmed but witnessed the attack. Dozens more were wounded but preliminary figures show that at least 57 were injured.
In Baghdad, a blast on Palestine Street killed a soldier and wounded five others, including civilians. One civilian was killed and three more were wounded in a car bombing in Harthiya. Three civilians were wounded during a rocket attack on a U.S. base. Blasts damaged two liquor stores in Karrada. Security forces killed two men and arrested three more they say were launching rockets. Last night, gunmen killed a brigadier general. A gang of assassins was captured.
A coffee shop in Mussayab was the target of a blast that killed five Iraqis and wounded nine more.
One person was killed and six others were wounded during a blast inside a bus in Mansouriya.
In Ramadi, an officer was wounded when one of two bombs exploded during deactivation.
A roadside bomb targeting a U.S. patrol traveling in Samarra instead wounded a civilian.
In Mosul, seventeen al-Qaeda suspects led by a Tunisian man were arrested during a raid.
A rocket damaged a building in Kirkuk.