The Islamic State of Iraq took responsibility for yesterday’s series of attacks against security targets. They claimed the slaughter was in "response to the campaign of detaining, torture, embargo and confiscation of lands of Sunni people." Less violence took place today, but at least five Iraqis were still killed and 15 more were wounded.
An Iraqiya party spokesman denied reports suggesting that the political bloc is seeking a no-confidence vote against Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.
Gunmen using small arms and grenades attacked a home in Amiriyat al-Falluja, where they killed two people and wounded four more.
In Ishaqi, a bomb killed a soldier and wounded four more.
A policeman was killed and another was wounded when an I.E.D. exploded in Shirqat.
In Baghdad, gunmen killed the imam of a Ghazaliya mosque.
Bomb blasts at a home in Saqlawiya left four wounded.
Two were wounded in Jalawla during an explosion near a shop.