Security operations are taking place in areas of Anbar and Babel provinces. However, bombers also took their toll in several cities in central and northern Iraq. At least 111 people were killed and 108 more were wounded.
A pair of bombs in Rawa killed one soldier and wounded three more.
In Saqlawiya, security forces killed five militants and wounded 15 more.
Security forces killed 38 militants in Amiriyat al-Falluja.
A military crackdown was launched in Jurf al-Sakhar. The town, which is in neighboring Babel province, has seen considerable militant activity in recent weeks related to the situation in Anbar. Five militants were killed. Jurf al-Sakhar is near Amiriyat al-Falluja.
The bodies of 11 taxi drivers kidnapped in Kirkuk were found to the east near Bazian.
In Baghdad, a bomb killed five people and wounded 14 more at a Kebab shop in the Habibiya neighborhood.
A bomb killed four people and wounded 17 more at a Tarmiya souk.
In Dawr, a bomb killed three Sahwa members and wounded two more. One soldier was killed and three more were wounded in a separate bombing.
In Tikrit, gunmen killed one policeman and wounded five more.
A bomb targeting an army official’s convoy killed one guard and wounded three others in Tuz Khormato.
A bomb killed a soldier and wounded three more in Hilla.
An army officer died of wounds suffered on election day in Kirkuk.
Gunmen killed a civilian in Basra.
A bomb in Saidiya wounded a soldier.