Bomb attacks have killed nearly 70 people in Iraq, including about 50 who died in a double truck bomb explosion.
More than 100 people were wounded in the twin truck bombing Tuesday in the northern town of Tal Afar. Hours earlier, a suicide bomber killed 10 people and wounded 25 near the city of Ramadi.
The U.S. military also said two Marines died in separate incidents during combat operations in volatile al-Anbar province.
On the political front, Iraq's prime minister and president have introduced legislation to make it easier for former members of Saddam Hussein's Baath party to resume working in government and security positions. Deputy Prime Minister Barham Salih said the measure is necessary for national reconciliation. The cabinet and parliament still must approve the legislation.
Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.