Insurgents attempted to take over Mosul from the west, but the government was able to take back most of the city. At least 166 people were killed and 101 more were wounded there and across Iraq. There were foreign nationals among the dead insurgents.
Clashes in Ramadi left three gunmen and one soldier dead and another solider wounded.
In Mosul, dozens of people were killed when insurgents attempted to take over the city. Among them, six riot policemen were killed and 23 more were wounded in clashes. Five suicide bombers killed 11 soldiers at an arms depot in a southern neighborhood. A mortar shell killed at least one civilian. At least 14 more security personnel were injured in the south. Provincial authorities said 105 militants were killed in clashes and that the attack was an attempt to split Iraqi forces and relieve pressure on Anbar province to the south.
A bomb killed a police lieutenant colonel in Tikrit.
A civilian was shot dead in Basra.
In Baghdad, shelling wounded seven people.
A car bomb in Kirkuk wounded three people.
Two bombs in Qadisiya wounded at least one policeman and his brother.
Gunmen wounded a captain in Hawija.