At least 15 people were killed, and four were wounded, in the latest violence:
Security forces near Rutba killed four militants, including a wali.
A police colonel was shot dead in Nasariya.
Near Hawi al-Azim, a bomb wounded two soldiers.
A professor was injured during a stabbing in Baquba.
In Khalis, a young militant lost his hand while handling a grenade during an attack.