Iraq Security Raids Boost Tally to 35 Killed

Including 13 suspects who were killed during a security operation in northern Iraq, at least 35 people were killed and 23 more were wounded.

Security forces reported killing 13 suspects during raids that netted 124 others across Nineva province.

Two policemen were shot dead as they tried to buy ice near Tikrit. Five policemen were shot dead on a highway. Police killed an al-Qaeda leader and two assistants.

Gunmen attacked a Madaen checkpoint where they killed five soldiers and wounded three more.

In Qayara, a roadside bomb killed three policemen and wounded two civilians. A police captain and his son were wounded in a sticky bomb blast.

Gunmen killed three soldiers and wounded another in Muqdadiya.

In Shirqat, a soldier was killed and five more were wounded in a blast.

A truck bomb exploded in a parking lot at the Umm Qasr port, wounding four people.

In Baquba, a bomb wounded two people.

In Mosul, gunmen wounded two policemen in Wadi Akab. Gunmen in Rajim wounded two more policemen.

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Margaret Griffis is a journalist from Miami Beach, Florida and has been covering Iraqi casualties for Antiwar.com since 2006.