The prayer day provided a respite from the current surge in violence. Overall, at least eight people were killed and three more were wounded. One of the casualties was a Sudanese man.
Two prisoners were killed during a raid on Badush prison near Mosul. The prisoners are said to have died of heart attacks due to the surprise raid. One of them was Sudanese.
A blast in Horan Valley killed one soldier and wounded another.
In Qayara, gunmen killed a policeman who was performing his evening prayers.
Gunmen killed a policeman in Syad Ghraib.
Security forces in Kanaan were able to kill a suicide bomber before he could attack a funeral.
The bodies of two gunmen who had escaped Abu Ghraib prison during a large jailbreak recently were found nearby in al-Gharbawiyeen.
Rockets fired into a Shirqat checkpoint wounded two policemen.