The Iraqi government announced a pay cut for the highest paid Sahwa members. The Shi’ite-led government was to have folded these former Sunni fighters into regular jobs but has, so far, failed to do so. About 40,000 are still at their posts.
At least nine Iraqis were killed and 18 more were wounded in new attacks. Another seven foreign nationals were wounded in a bombing
In Baldat, a bomb killed two soldiers and wounded two more.
Two civilians were killed in a triple bombing in Madain.
A car bomb blast in Hadbaa killed a soldier and wounded two others.
Gunmen killed a doctor as he was leaving his Tuz Khormato clinic.
Near Falluja, an I.E.D. wounded seven soldiers. Seven workers from Bangladesh and India were wounded when their bus suffered a bomb blast on a highway.
Three people were wounded in a bombing in al-Tamim.
A bomb near Saqlawiya wounded two soldiers.
Border troops were able to repulse a group of armed fighter attempted to illegally enter Iraq from Syria near the al-Alam station. No casualties were reported.