Round-up of Daily Violence in Iraq - Thursday 16 August 2007

McClatchy NewspapersAugust 16, 2007 

The daily Iraqi violence report is complied 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 9 a.m., a car bomb exploded at a park near Rusafi intersection ( downtown Baghdad) killing 4 and injuring six others with 40 cars burned .

- Around 11 a.m., a roadside bomb exploded at the outside fence of Baghdad Zoo in Mansour neighborhood injuring three people .

- Around 3.40 p.m., a roadside bomb targeted an American convoy at Zayuna neighborhood ( east Baghdad) injuring 5 people .

- 1 Ministry of Interior commando killed and 1 injured in IED explosion that targeted their patrol in Dora, south Baghdad at 04:00 this afternoon.

- 2 civilians injured in IED explosion in Salhiyah, central Baghdad, at 04:00 pm.

- Zaineb Ali Siwan, a policewoman, was kidnapped from Zayuna, east Baghdad, by gunmen around 04:45 this afternoon.

- Ahmed Qassim Mohammed, a reporter, was attacked by gunmen in Palestine St. just before five pm. He sustained a gunshot and is now in hospital. He works for al-Noor Newspaper.

- 19 unidentified bodies were found by Iraqi Police today. 1 in Mansour, central Baghdad; 4 in Saidiya, south Baghdad; 1 in Alam, south Baghdad; 1 in Kadhemiya, north Baghdad; 2 in Bayaa, south west Baghdad; 2 in Amil, south west Baghdad;3 in Fadhil, central Baghdad; 2 in al-Amin, north east Baghdad; 1 in Shaab, north Baghdad; 1 in Zafaraniya, south Baghdad and 1 in Karrada, central Baghdad.

Fallujah

- 3 policemen injured in mortar attack upon the police station in Ameriya al-Fallujah residential compound.

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