At least 18 people were killed, and 13 more were wounded in recent violence:
Near Samarra, one militiaman was killed and two more were wounded during a small arms attack. As security personnel looked for the assailants, they came under fire as well. Three more were killed, and another was wounded.
In Multaqa, a roadside bomb killed a child and wounded five others.
A farmer was killed in a blast near Abbara.
An old landmine seriously wounded a shepherd in Sheikh Saad district near the Iran border. The mine was leftover from the Iran-Iraq War and may have been disinterred by recent flooding.