US and Iraqi troops kill 11, capture 64 suspects in raids across country

US and Iraqi forces killed 11 suspected militants and captured 64 others in two days of raids across central and northern Iraq, officials said Sunday. Iraqi troops killed eight suspects and arrested 28 overnight in Salman Pak, about 25 kilometers south of Baghdad, Iraqi police said. They also seized weapons, explosives and some vehicles in the raid, including a Humvee that was apparently stolen from the Iraqi army, police said. Meanwhile, US forces killed three suspects and detained 36 others in operations targeting al-Qaida in Iraq, the military said Sunday in a statement. One of those killed was an al-Qaida in Iraq leader involved in car bombings in western Baghdad, the military said. He was killed Saturday by US troops who were working in support of Iraqi soldiers, it said. The military did not identify him.