Bombers and gunmen killed at least 41 people and injured dozens across Iraq on Monday.
Two suicide car bombers attacked a police station in Ramadi, killing at least two police officers and wounding 26 people, the Interior Ministry and U.S. military said. Al-Arabiya and al-Jazeera television put the death toll much higher, saying 13 people were killed.
Elsewhere, a suicide bomber also struck in Tal Afar, killing at least 20 people and wounding 17. Bombings and shootings in and around Baqouba, 35 miles northeast of the capital, killed 12 people.
At least six more people were killed in other incidents around Iraq, and authorities found at least five bodies, including two women.
These attacks came as the government prepared to announce new security steps for Baghdad ahead of Ramadan, which is set to begin Sept. 24. Defense Ministry spokesman Mohammed al-Askari told the AP the measures would be adopted two or three days before the holy month begins to "protect citizens from terrorists attacks."