At least three people were killed, and two were wounded in recent violence:
In Baghdad, followers (the “blue hats”) of Shi’ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr entered a building called the Turkish Restaurant in order to flush out anti-government protesters. Sadr had earlier ordered his followers help government forces impose order. A bomb near a liquor Store in Tayaran Square wounded one person.
Clashes between the blue hats and demonstrators occurred in Basra.
Security forces killed a militant in Baaj.