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Carnage in Anbar and Baghdad: 93 Killed, 101 Wounded

•, by Margaret Griffis
 Also, several bombings took place again in Baghdad, and so did the failed takeover of a government building. Overall, at least 93 people were killed in the violence, and 101 more were wounded.

State TV reported that 24 militants were killed in clashes in Falluja.

Air strikes left 27 militants dead in al-Jeraishy.

Gunmen blew up the Garma home of the head of Anbar’s provincial council and kidnapped three brothers. They were later released. The chairman denied reports of the kidnapping.

Shelling wounded 11 civilians in Ramadi.

In Baghdad, as many as eight militants attempted to take over a government building. Details of the attack vary, but as many as 24 people were killed inside the building. Fifty people were wounded. Two suicide bombers blew themselves up at the entrance to the Company for Transportation. Two more blew themselves up and a fifth militant was shot dead. Government officials gave lower casualty figures.

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