31 Killed, 58 Wounded in Iraq Attacks; Clashes Ramp Up in Anbar

At least 31 people were killed and 58 more were wounded in attacks across Iraq. An unspecified number of people were also killed in clashes in Anbar province but those figures were not released.

The Iraqi government, along with Sunni tribesmen, launched an assault on the insurgents that have held parts of the Anbar province for the last three weeks. The village of Albu Bali appears to have been taken back from the insurgents, while fighting also took place in Ramadi. At least 20 people were killed or injured, but exact numbers have not been released. Shelling continued in Falluja, where a full assault is expected soon.

A double bombing left seven dead and 20 wounded in Tuz Khormato.

In Baiji, two Sahwa members were killed and five more were wounded in a double bombing. Gunmen attacked an army patrol on a highway, killing four of them and wounding seven more. A bomb at a restaurant killed a soldier and wounded five more.

Gunmen attacked a checkpoint in Baquba, where they killed five Sahwa members, including a local leader. A dumped body was found.

In Dor, gunmen attacked a checkpoint where they killed four policemen and wounded five more.

Two policemen were killed and three more were wounded in a bomb in Qadisiya

A bomb near a restaurant in Kirkuk killed one person and wounded 10 more, including policemen and Asayesh agents.

In Mosul, gunmen killed a mokhtar and wounded his son. A bomb wounded two soldiers.

Two gunmen were killed while trying to attack a Mushahda checkpoint.

Gunmen killed a civilian in Shirqat.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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