With Arbaeen observances completed, violence was refocused on Sunni targets today, most notably on a police station in Ramadi. Overall, at least 23 Iraqis were killed in the violence and 34 more were wounded.
The attack began with a series of bombs in central Ramadi meant to draw police away from the station. Gunmen, who were wearing military uniforms and explosives vests, then stormed the station and tried to take hostages during a three-hour fight. Officials believe the men were trying to liberate colleagues who had been recently arrested.
At least one person was killed and 11 more were wounded in a blast at a police station in Baiji.
An I.E.D. killed a policeman and wounded two others in Garma.
West of Mosul, no casualties were reported after a mortar attack on a convoy carrying the provincial police commander.