Round-up of Daily Violence in Iraq, Thursday 7 FEBRUARY 2008

McClatchy NewspapersFebruary 7, 2008 

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

Citizens reported an abandoned car in Hurriyah neighbourhood. It proved to carry a bomb and was detonated under control at 02:00 am.

A roadside bomb exploded targeting a police patrol in Salman Pak to the southeast of Baghdad injuring 2 policemen.

A suspicious abandoned carrier bag was reported near a girl’s high school in Hay Dragh, Mansour district in central Baghdad. Security forces confirmed that it contained an IED and attempted to detonate it under control but were unsuccessful. It exploded and seriously injured 3 policemen at around 07:00 this morning.

A Toyota Coaster bus exploded targeting a group of Sahwa members during a raid they were conducting on suspected houses in al-Mada’in, Salman Pak area to the south east of Baghdad, killing 3 and injuring 7 al-Sahwa members.

Gunmen driving a civilian car opened fire on another civilian car carrying 5 men who work as cleaners in the Baghdad Municipality near al-Nidaa Mosque, al-Qahira neighbourhood, north Baghdad at around 5 pm. The driver was shot several times and died instantly, their car then crashed into another car on the road. The other 4 survived the incident with superficial injuries.

5 bodies were found in Baghdad by Iraqi Police. 1 in Karrada, 1 in Palestine St, 1 in Saab, 1 in Ghazaliyah and 1 in Hurriyah.

Salahuddin

4 civilians amongst whom was the brother of the Head of the Tikrit City Council and engineer Hameed Aziz al-Janabi who had a position in the Engineering Department in Tikrit University. The four were killed in an area called al-Dhiba’i to the south west of Tikrit City yesterday evening.

Lieutenant Khalid Kwan killed and 1 other officer and 1 policeman injured as a roadside bomb went off targeting an Iraqi Police patrol in Siniyah district, 7 km to the west of Baiji city this afternoon.

Diyala

IED explodes near a group of young shepherd boys out with their lambs near al-Shaikhi village, 7 km to the south of Baquba this morning. 4 of the boys, who were between 4 and 10 years of age, were injured.

Al-Qaeda raided al-Muradiyah village, 10 km to the south of Baquba at 10:00 this morning and broke into one of its houses . They ordered the women outside the house then shot to death 3 brothers inside the house. They then put explosives inside the house and blew it up.

Mosul

A roadside bomb targeted a police patrol in Intisar neighbourhood, east Mosul this morning, injuring 2 policemen.

3 policemen were injured as IED exploded targeting their patrol in al-Masarif neighbourhood, east Mosul this morning.

Gunmen burned down 8 communications towers in the city of Mosul today. Al-Siddiq and al-Noor neighbourhoods were amongst the neighbourhoods whose towers were burnt down. The towers belonged to Asia Cell mobile telephone network company.

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