As many as 102 people were killed and 62 more were wounded today. Dozens of people were killed during an attack on an army base in Yusufiya. The Interior Ministry and local officials gave inconsistent casualty figures.
In the Falluja region, eight militants were killed.
Very conflicting information has been released about an attack at army base in Dwiyliba near Yusufiya. The Interior Ministry claims that more than 40 gunmen were killed, but only one soldier died in clashes. Local sources say that 12 soldiers were killed, and as many as 40 militants were killed, wounded, or arrested. The area was sealed off.
Dwiyliba is within an area once known as the "Triangle of Death". It is just south of Baghdad and very close to Anbar province. During the U.S. occupation and sectarian war, this region was particularly restive. In recent weeks, though, it appears that militants from Anbar are attempting to take territory here, perhaps as a prelude to entering Baghdad.
Five people were killed and 11 more were wounded when a car bomb was detonated outside a Tuz Khormato restaurant.
A suicide bomber killed five soldiers and wounded 11 more in Ein al-Baidha.
A car bomb in Mahmoudiya killed one and wounded 11 more.
Four people were killed and five more were wounded in a blast in Hilla. A bomb wounded a civilian. Another blast wounded two more people.
A roadside bomb in Buhriz killed two policemen and wounded four others.
In Tal al-Sh’eir, clashes left three SWAT members wounded and one bystander dead.
A bomb in Haswa killed a woman and wounded two others.
A militant leader and three aides were killed during an operation in Aiyn al-Jahash.
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