At least two people were killed, and one was wounded in recent violence:
Demonstrators near the governor’s offices in Basra set fire to a police station and threw stones at police, injuring one officer. Tear gas was used to disperse the crowd, which was calling for the release of protesters arrested earlier this week, as well as better services and jobs.
A militant was killed during a failed attack on a village in the Kirkuk area.
In Baghdad, federal police killed a militant.