Police say casualties were on both sides. In Al-Fallujah, police reported a car bombing at a police officer's wedding reception that killed at least five people.
The U.S. military today said its troops killed two insurgents and detained six near Al-Ramadi, in western Iraq.
(AFP, Reuters, dpa)
The Imam Al-Mahdi Army on parade (epa)
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