Insurgent attacks killed at least 65 people across Iraq Wednesday, and U.S. troops battled militants for a fourth day in a remote area near the Syrian border.
North of Baghdad, a man wearing explosives blew himself up outside a police and army recruitment center in Hawija, killing 32 people. In Tikrit, the militant group Army of Ansar al-Sunna claimed responsibility for a bombing that killed 33 people. And in Baghdad, three separate car bombs aimed at police killed four people.
The wave of violence comes one day after Iraq's parliament named a 55-member committee of Sunnis, Shi'ites, and Kurds to draft the country's constitution.
Meanwhile, U.S. troops pressed on with operations in western Iraq against insurgents and followers of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.