At least 69 people were killed across Iraq, and another 84 were wounded. Again, as in recent days, many of the casualties were in Anbar province, where some of the residents claim government shelling against insurgents is actually killing civilians.
In Anbar province:
Shelling killed eight civilians and wounded 16 more in Falluja.
Three people were killed and five more were wounded during shelling in Ramadi.
Two insurgents were killed near the Syrian border.
In Baghdad, a car bomb killed four people and wounded 12 more on a street in Ameriya. A bomb near a Saidiya market killed two and wounded another seven. A sticky bomb killed a government official. Four soldiers were wounded in Jamiaa. A kidnapped girl was freed.
In Tuz Khormato, two car bombs killed seven people and wounded 19 more.
Bombs or mortars in the Muqdadiya region killed a soldier, his wife, and their four children while the family slept. Two more were wounded.
A bomb in Balad killed two policemen and wounded three more.
In Shirqat, a gunman was killed and two policemen were wounded during a firefight A roadside bomb targeting an oil tanker killed the truck driver and wounded three bystanders.
In Yathrib, two bombs killed four policemen and wounded two more.
An I.E.D. in Saniya wounded three civilians.
A gunman was killed during a raid in Tikrit.