At least 30 people were killed, and nine people were wounded in recent violence:
A man left a remote-controlled bomb on a mini-bus traveling near the holy city of Karbala. When the bus arrived at a checkpoint, it was detonated. The blast killed 12 civilians and wounded five more. A suspect was arrested.
Gunmen on a motorcycle killed two people and wounded another near Dujaili.
In Mosul, a mukhtar was shot dead.
Near Jalawla in Umm al-Hanta, a bomb placed under a tractor wounded three farmers.
Turkish warplanes targeting Kurdistan Workers’ Party (P.K.K.) guerrillas based around Gara left 15 guerrillas dead.