Round-up of daily violence, Thursday 12 July 2007

McClatchy NewspapersJuly 12, 2007 

The daily Iraq violence report is compiled by McClatchy Newspapers Special Correspondents in Baghdad from police, military and medical reports. This is not a comprehensive list of all violence in Iraq, much of which goes unreported. It’s posted without editing as transmitted to McClatchy’s Washington Bureau.

Baghdad

- Around 6 am, a squad from the Amrican forces raided the brigadier general’s house ( Ahmed Taha) , the deputy of intelligence affairs minister at Baladiyat neighborhood ( east Baghdad) having his brother and the brother in law in custody as the deputy wasn’t at home at that time.

- From 10 am in the morning till the time of having this report ( 4 pm ) , clashes are taking place at Al-Ameen neighborhood ( east Baghdad) after raids done by the American troops to the area . Eight people killed ( including two local cameramen from Reuters) and 22 others injured .

- Around 11 am , a policeman was killed by a sniper shot at Adhamiya neighborhood ( north Baghdad) .

- Around 12 pm, a roadside bomb exploded at Saidiya neighborhood (south Baghdad) injuring one civilian.

- Around 1 pm , clashes took place at Saidiya neighborhood ( south Baghdad) between police and gunmen . No casualties recorded.

Salahuddin ( 157 km north of Baghdad)

- Early morning,an American airborne force arrested 10 suspected people including a former mayor with four of his sons at Al-JIbour district in Dhilwiya ( 80 km north of Baghdad)

- Early morning , four people killed at Siawiya neighborhood in southern Samara when an American helicopters launched their missiles against some targets there .

Kirkuk ( 255 km north of Baghdad)

- Wednesday night, gunmen opened fire on a civilian sedan car (KIA model) at Taza neighborhood near Kisnzania temple (south of Kirkuk) killing one of its passengers and injuring two others.

- Around 1 am of Thursday morning, gunmen attacked a house at Hawija district ( west of Kirkuk) that belongs to a soldier of the Iraqi army . The soldier was injured with another one of his family who taken to hospital to have medical treatment.

- Wednesday night, a Kurd truck driver was kidnapped with his truck by gunmen near Himreen hills (south of Kirkuk) . The driver lives in Erbil (Kurdistan region 350 km north of Baghdad) . Last week, four Kurd truck drivers were kidnapped at the same place releasing them for a ransom of 40.000 $ for each one.

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