At least 16 people were killed, and nine more wounded in recent violence:
One U.S. contractor died of a heart attack after 10 rockets fell on the Ain al-Asad Base.
An attack in Metabijh left two policemen dead and four wounded.
One soldier was killed and three more were wounded during an explosion in Tuz Khormato.
Operations in Salah ad Din and Kirkuk provinces left eight militants dead.