At least two people were killed, and nine more were wounded in recent violence:
A bomb killed a militiaman and wounded two more in Akashat.
In Bayat, gunmen killed a schoolteacher.
An attack on a car belonging to Chinese oil firm, Sinopec, left two Sudanese security guards with wounds in al-Majer al-Kabir, Mayson province. Chinese employees, also in the car, were uninjured.
A bomb that was placed in a car wounded a lawyer near Tikrit.
Also, the supreme court provisionally suspended the recently reelected the speaker of parliament, Mohammed al-Halbousi, after two members claimed the election was unconstitutional. One of the challengers is interim speaker Mahmoud al-Mashhadani, who was taken to a hospital during parliament’s first meeting on Sunday. Halbousi was elected later in the session.