Eleven Iraqi Turkmen were killed in two days of fighting with Kurds in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk over the weekend. On Friday, Kurdish peshmerga opened fire on a group of Turkmen protesting an attack on a revered Shiite religious site, killing at least eight of them during a skirmish. In addition, two Turkmen were shot dead by US soldiers.
Then on Saturday three more Turkmen were killed by local police during a demonstration. In related news, US forces raided an office of the Iraqi Turkmen Front (ITF) yesterday, seizing a cache of weapons, and arresting one ITF official.