15 Shot at Fake Checkpoint in Iraq; 24 Killed Overall

Updated at 10:37 p.m. EDT, June 5, 2013

Fifteen people were killed at a fake checkpoint at Nukhaib. Due to conflicting reports, it is unclear exactly what percentage of the victims were security personnel or civilians. They were likely from Karbala province. A similar attack occurred in the area in September of 2011.

An I.E.D. in Madaen killed three Sahwa members and wounded a fourth.

In Tikrit, a bomb killed a soldier and wounded two others.

Gunmen wounded a tribal sheikh in Muqdadiya.

In Qayara, a former army major was gunned down. Gunmen also wounded an intelligence officer, his brother, and a bodyguard. A bomb killed two policemen and wounded a third one.

In Kirkuk, gunmen wounded three people, including two soldiers dressed in civilian garb.

A bomb killed a police officer and wounded another in Falluja.

A woman’s dumped body was found in Diwaniya.

In Mosul, a car bomb wounded two people.

A bomb damaged a car belong to the police chief in Jurf al-Sakhar, but no casualties were reported.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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