24 killed, 23 injured in Iraqi violence

May 3rd, 2008 - 9:52 pm ICT by admin  

Baghdad, May 3 (DPA) At least 24 people were killed and 23 others injured in separate attacks in the Iraqi capital as well as in the southern Iraqi city of Hillah, sources said Saturday. US air force continued to strike Baghdad’s Shia Sadr City Saturday, killing 18 people and wounding another 23, medical sources told DPA.

Sources said the dead included women and children.

The air raids come as part of a security offensive launched by the Iraqi government March 25 and aims at clearing Sadr City of illegal militants and criminal gangs.

Meanwhile the US military said their soldiers killed six suspected terrorists during operations in Baghdad Friday and Saturday.

During military operations in Jabla, in the southern city of Hillah, joint US-Iraqi security forces detained 29 suspected terrorists, security sources said, adding that a number of weapons and explosives were also confiscated.


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