At least 10 Iraqis were killed and 28 more were wounded in new violence. Meanwhile, the U.S. military admitted that attacks against American troops increased during Ramadan, which ends this week. Also, the long war has destroyed the hopes of many older Iraqi women who are seeking marriage.
In Baghdad, a series of blasts wounded 15 people in Ghazaliya. An M.O.D. brigadier was killed in Amiriya. In Harthiya, a sticky bomb placed on a car belonging to a high-ranking agriculture ministry official wounded him. Four people were wounded in a blast in Shuhadaa. Two private security personnel were wounded in a blast in Doura. Gunmen wounded a policeman at a checkpoint.
Gunmen killed one person and wounded another in Ramadi.
A blast in Saidiya wounded a chieftain and two bodyguards.
Two boys were killed in Hilla as they played with a hand grenade the parents kept on hand for protection.
An al-Qaeda suspect escaped a jail in Jalawla.