The violence was spread far and wide today. Bombings took place in several cities. Security operations against militants also too place throughout the country. At least 87 people were killed and 121 more were wounded.
Security operations in Suleiman Bek left 20 militants dead, but parts of the city are still under their control.
Militants attempted to storm Garma, in Anbar province, but were repelled during ensuing clashes.
A bomb at a Mahmoudiya vegetable market killed six people and wound 18 more.
In Tuz Khormato, a bomb targeting Salah ad Din’s police chief killed a bodyguard instead and wounded two more. Also, two Iraqi helicopters were shot at. Baghdad accused Peshmerga fighters, but they denied being involved. A bomb left two dead and 18 wounded.
Three people were killed and 20 more were wounded in Dujail when a car bomb exploded at a market.
In Baghdad, two people were killed and seven others were wounded by a blast at a souk in Amil. A sticky bomb left on a car in Nahda wounded the driver critically. In Doura, four civilians were wounded in a bombing. A civilian was killed in Ghazaliya.
In Mosul, a sniper wounded an army lieutenant. A bomb wounded five civilians. Gunmen killed two taxi drivers. A soldier and four women were wounded in a small arms attack. A bomb wounded seven civilians.
Four soldiers were killed and three more were wounded in a roadside bombing in Khalis.
A policeman and a gunman were killed in a clash in Imam Weis.
A police officer was shot to death in Albu Ajil.
Seven gunmen were killed during operations in Shura.
Twelve militants were killed in clashes in Jbela.
In Jurf al-Sakhar, seven gunmen were killed.
A government employee was shot dead in Madaen.
A Sahwa member was killed near Tikrit.
A bomb in Aldor killed four people.
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