At least 13 people were killed, and 12 more were wounded in recent violence:
A general and his driver were shot dead outside a restaurant near Amara. General Qassem Daoud Salman worked as an anti-drug official for the Interior Ministry.
Three soldiers were wounded in a blast in Daquq.
A bombing in Safra wounded two people.
A Turkish soldier was killed and seven more were injured in northern Iraq when their helicopter crashed.