Turkish planes shelled northern Iraq again, the first time since Feb. 3. A number of casualties were reported, but both Turkey and the Kurdistan Workers Party (P.K.K.) have been known to exaggerate figures during their decades long war. A spokesman for the P.K.K. said the Kurdish rebel group had already abandoned the targeted bases, so there were no casualties on their side.
At least five Iraqis were killed and 19 more were wounded in other violence.
A blast in Siniya killed two people, including a director of fuel station.
A sticky bomb killed two people in Falluja.
The body of a fish merchant was found bearing stab wounded in Kut.
Two soldiers were wounded during a blast in Baquba.
Gunmen shot at the home of a Kirkuk police chief last night, but no casualties were reported.