Round-up of Daily Violence in Iraq,Thursday 31 January 2008

McClatcy NewspapersJanuary 31, 2008 

The daily Iraq violence report is compiled by McClatchy Newspapers Special Correspondants 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 Washington Bureau.


3 policemen and 3 civilians injured as roadside bomb exploded targeting a police patrol near the traffic bridge in Baladiyat moving in the direction of Zayuna, east Baghdad at about 07:00 this morning.

2 civilians injured as IED exploded near Musa bin Nusair petrol station in Karrada district, central Baghdad.

4 civilians injured as roadside bomb goes off near al Ghadeer traffic bridge in the direction of Maysaloon Sq, east Baghdad at around 03:00 this afternoon.

The motorcade of the Deputy Minster of Electricity, Salam al-Qazaz escorted him home and left only to be targeted by a roadside bomb in Palestine St, district No 502 leaving 2 of the security personnel and 1 civilian wounded.

A parked car bomb exploded in Kadhemiyah neighbourhood, near Salahuddin Sq at 04:30 this afternoon killing 3 civilians and injuring 6.

2 bodies were found in Baghdad by Iraqi Police. 1 in Palestine St and 1 in Saidiyah.


Clashes between gunmen and police in al-Tahrir neighbourhood, central Baquba left 2 civilians wounded.

2 women, ages 50 and 55, cousins to the governor of Diyala, Raad al-Mulla were abducted by gunmen who had put up a false checkpoint between al-Abbara area and Baquba city last night. Their fate remains unknown.


Iraqi Police found 1 severed head on the main road in the centre of the town of Tuz this morning and had found 2 severed heads near Tuz bridge yesterday morning.

A father and his son were shot to death by gunmen near al-Zaitoon restaurant in the north of Baiji. The man was a labourer from the village of Albu Jwari, 5 km to the north of Baiji.


A suspicious parked car drew the attention of the security forces in Sukkar neighbourhood near al-Khensaa hospital, downtown Mosul this afternoon and precautions were being taken when the car bomb went off. No casualties were reported.

A car bomb exploded in Karama neighbourhood, east Mosul injuring 2 civilians.

2 unidentified bodies were found in Mosul by the police.

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