At least 16 people were killed, and 29 were wounded, in the latest violence:
An explosion in Najaf killed seven people were killed and wounded three more. Hot temperatures may have set off poorly stored ammunition. Militiamen reportedly prevented journalists from reaching the site of the explosion.
An unidentified body was found in Makhmour.
Five policemen were wounded in a blast in Wadi Zghitoun.
In Goyzha, a Kurdish deminer was injured when the bomb he was working on exploded.
A government employee was wounded in Abbasiyat when a gunman shot him.