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At least 59 Iraqis were killed in a series of more than 20 attacks in Baghdad, Anbar, Babil, and Ninewa provinces. Attacks included suicide bombers, car bombs, IEDs, and armed assaults. The attacks were likely carried out by al Qaeda.
An al Qaeda in Iraq suicide assault team killed seven policemen and 15 civilians in an attack on the Justice and Interior Ministries in Baghdad. Forty-one Iraqi tribes denounced al Qaeda's attempts to hijack peaceful demonstrations.
Insurgents killed a politician at a mosque and a child at an election center in Mosul. Protesters in Ramadi captured a wanted al Qaeda fighter. The provincial council in Anbar postponed elections due to security concerns.
Insurgents killed seven Iraqis in attacks throughout Iraq; one of the attacks was carried out by a suicide bomber in Dibis. Al Qaeda in Iraq claimed credit for the March 4 ambush that killed 48 Syrian and 9 Iraqi soldiers.
Two al Qaeda fighters and an Iraqi soldier were killed in a clash in Ramadi; another al Qaeda fighter was detained. Security forces captured five al Qaeda fighters near Mosul. The Agriculture Minister resigned after a protester was killed in Ninewa.
Al Qaeda fighters killed an Army lieutenant colonel, his pregnant wife, son, and brother in an attack south of Mosul. Security forces killed an al Qaeda emir in Khalis, and captured 11 al Qaeda fighters in Karma, and a financier and seven fighters in Rubaia,