52 Killed in Iraq As Militants Cross Border into Saudi Arabia

At least 52 people were killed and eight were wounded, not including those who were killed or wounded just over the border in Saudi Arabia.

Three Saudi border guards were killed and three more were wounded when four militants tried to enter the country illegally from Iraq, near Judayyidat Arar. The four militants were killed as other guards tried to coax them into surrendering. This may be the same incident reported yesterday in the region. It is unclear if the group belonging to the Islamic State or another group.

Eight people were killed, including security personnel, after they were kidnapped from Dour.

Mortars killed one civilian and wounded five more in Baquba.

Two civilians were shot dead in Mualimeen.

A bomb in a car killed one person and wounded another in Taji.

In Fadhiliya, a body was found.

A body was found in Baghdad.

In Mosul, militants stormed the homes of three journalists last week, beating them before kidnapping them. An Iraqi colonel was executed on Sunday.

In Baiji, 26 militants were killed.

A mufti and five aides were killed in a Yathrib airstrike.

Security forces in Sinjar killed two militants and wounded two more in one neighborhood. Clashes took place elsewhere.

A militant bomb expert was killed along with his aide while trying to plant bombs in al-Sayod.

Several people, including an Arab, were killed near Taji.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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