Iraq kills over 30 gunmen, protests Iranian raid
Iraqi troops killed over 30 gunmen in a fresh military drive in the Diyala province, a security official said on Tuesday, according to Reuters.
Colonel Salam Ahmed Najim, a military spokesman, conveyed that Iraqi security forces were in the fifth day of the latest operation in the area, northeast of the Iraqi capital. According to him, 31 gunmen died on Monday. In addition, 60 suspects were detained.
Meanwhile, Iraq on Tuesday summoned the Iranian envoy to Baghdad and protested over an air strike in the autonomous Kurdish region, the foreign ministry said, according to AFP. The Iranian attack took place on Saturday.
The Iraqis demanded an "immediate halt to these sorts of violations which continue to have negative repercussions on relations between the two countries."