Round-up of Daily Violence - Wednesday 20 February 2008

McClatchy NewspapersFebruary 20, 2008 

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 7 a.m., a roadside bomb exploded at the main street near the Shaab stadium(east Baghdad) injuring two people .

- Around 8 a.m., a roadside bomb targeted the deputy minister of science and technology, Sameer Salim Al-Attar. He suffered injuries on his head and hands and two of his guards were injured as well.

- Around 1 p.m., a car bomb was parked at the main street of Ghazaliyah neighborhood ( in west Baghdad) near the Kamal market. One civilian was killed and two were injured.

- Police found 4 dead bodies in Baghdad today : two were found in Saidiyah in Karkh bank while the other two were found in Risafa bank; 1 in Baladiyat and 1 in Waziriyah .


- Tuesday night, a roadside bomb was exploded killing the man who was planting it .The incident took place at Shuhada neighborhood in Jalwla of Khanaqeen ( 94 km north east Baquaba).

- Around noon, a suicide bomber detonated himself in Muqdadiya (36 km north east of Baquba) targeting people who were in line at a bekry in Al-Asri neighborhood near the local market. Seven people were killed and 17 were injured, including two women.

- Around 7 p.m., gunmen opened fire on one of the popular committees checkpoints at Wajihiya village (18 km of Baquba).Two members were injured in that incident.


- Around 8 p.m., a roadside bomb targeted a police patrol near Kirkuk municipality building in Kirkuk city .Five policemen were injured in the incident including an officer and commissioner.


- Around 9 a.m., gunmen attacked a police patrol at Ras Al-Koor (downtown Mosul city) killing four policemen and injuring another four including an officer.


- At dawn, police commandos in Samarra raided Abu Azzam Al-Jazari house, who is a leader of the Qaeda organization, at Jalam village 18 km north Samara .He resisted when the raids took place and then detonated him. Also police found machine guns, ammunitions and a car in the scene. - In the early morning, a roadside bomb targeted a police patrol on the high way of Tikrit (175 km north of Baghdad).One policemen was injured in that incident.

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