At least 26 people died and 56 others were wounded Tuesday in assorted acts of violence across Iraq, an official with the Interior Ministry told Efe.

The bloodiest attack took place in the Baghdad neighborhood of Al Gazaliya, where a car bomb blew up killing six and wounding 13.

Also in the capital, attackers using guns equipped with silencers killed Muttar Hussein, a judge on Iraq's Higher Judicial Council, and his driver.

A total of five people, including three brothers, perished and two others were wounded in an armed assault on two houses in the Al Khales zone, 15 kilometers (9 miles) north of Baquba, the capital of Diyala province.

Iraqi security forces killed reputed Al Qaeda commander Uisam Amin Fathala on the outskirts of Baquba.

Elsewhere, clashes intensified between Iraqi security forces and some Sunni tribes, on one side, and Al Qaeda elements allied with other tribes in Ramadi, capital of the western province of Al Anbar.

An Iraqi army soldier died and three others were wounded in combat with an armed group near Fallujah, the other major hot spot in Al Anbar, while three civilians lost their lives and six were wounded in an attack on a nearby military base.

In addition, a suicide attack using a truck bomb killed and wounded an unknown number of people and destroyed a bridge and several military vehicles north of Fallujah. EFE