A U.N. staffmember was murdered in Kirkuk. Dr. Ronald Santos was from the Philippines, and he was stabbed repeatedly. The motive is unknown. In a separate incident, militants kidnapped and killed an employee of the agriculture department.
A schoolguard was shot dead in Sinjar.
In Hilla, a civilian was shot dead while traveling by car.
Five militants were killed in Rutba, when the car they were booby-trapping exploded prematurely.
In Maizilah, security forces killed a militant.