42 Killed, 69 Wounded in Iraq Bombings, Shootings

At least 42 people were killed and 69 more were wounded today. Although clashes continued across Anbar province, most of the casualties took place elsewhere in Iraq.

Clashes continued in Anbar province, where security forces were able to retake several police stations. Ramadi came back under government control but not before a police commander was killed.

A suicide car bomber struck at a car dealership in Balad Ruz, where he killed 19 people and wounded 37 more.

In Latifiya, a bomb at a market killed five civilians and wounded nine more. Gunmen shot up a checkpoint, where two soldiers were killed and five more were wounded; three of the gunmen were killed and one more was wounded.

In Mosul, a policeman was shot dead at a checkpoint. An I.E.D. killed a civilian and wounded another in the Shura neighborhood. In Quosiyat, a bomb killed one civilian and wounded two more. Three gunmen were killed when they attacked a different checkpoint.

A rocket attack killed two soldiers in Qayara. A senior al-Qaeda leader was killed when he attacked a checkpoint.

A bombing in Falluja left one dead and five wounded, including children.

In Baghdad, a bomb killed one person and wounded four more in Shabb. Heavy artillery fire may have repulsed militants from entering the city.

Five soldiers were wounded in an I.E.D. bombing in Jurf al-Sakhar.

An oil pipeline near Kirkuk was bombed. The pipeline saw an average of one attack per week last year, but crews are able to make repairs quickly.

A doctor was kidnapped in Baquba.

Author: Margaret Griffis

Margaret Griffis is a journalist from Miami Beach, Florida and has been covering Iraqi casualties for Antiwar.com since 2006.