Round-up of Daily Violence in Iraq - Friday 23 November 2007

McClatchy NewspapersNovember 23, 2007 

The daily Iraq 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.


- Around 6 p.m. of Thursday evening, two reporters (husband and wife) of Al-Hayatt newspaper (Lebanese newspaper) survived from an assassination attempt in Karrada neighborhood (downtown Baghdad) when gunmen opened fire on their car as they were on the way to a clinic in the neighborhood.

- Around 9 a.m., a roadside bomb was planted in a pile rubbish at Al-Ghazal suq (market) for birds and pets at Al-Jimhouri street (downtown Baghdad) killing at least 13 people and injuring 57 others.

- Police found ( 6 ) unidentified dead bodies in the following neighborhoods : ( 3 ) were found in west Baghdad : 2 in Doura and 1 in Bayaa. While ( 3 ) were found in east Baghdad (Risafa bank) ; 2 in Sadr city and 1 in Zafaraniyah .


- Friday morning, a roadside bomb targeted a police commando’s car in Balad (70 km north of Baghdad) injuring 4 policemen (including a police officer).

- Around 4.30 p.m., mortars hit the area near Seid Mohammad shrine ( the Imam Al-Askari brother ( one of the Prophet Mohammad descendants) in Balad ( 70 km north of Baghdad )killing one person and injuring two others.


- Around 2.30 p.m., a truck bomb exploded in the middle of Al- Qayara bridge which connects Qayara district with Mosul .Two of the bridge pillars are destroyed having the bridge into two parts . No casualties recorded as the joint check point on the bridge evacuated the bridge before the explosion took place.

- Friday noon, two car bombs targeted two police patrols in two different locations in Mosul killing 9 and injuring 21 others.. The first one was a suicide car bomb in Al-Mithaq square targeting a police patrol and few minutes later another car exploded at Al-Baath intersection targeting another police patrol and the result was 9 killed ( 6 of them were policemen ) and 21 injured ( including 8 policemen ).


- Friday noon, three gunmen broke into Jalawla school for boys ( it is a day off ) beheaded the guard and his wife spreading the news in village that their two daughters are not following the Islamic laws.

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