Round-up of Daily Violence - Friday 29 February 2008

McClatchy NewspapersFebruary 29, 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 7:40 a.m., a roadside bomb targeted a police commando’s patrol at the Meshtal intersection near New Baghdad neighborhood (east Baghdad).Two policemen were injured in that incident.

- Police found two dead bodies in Baghdad. One was found in Dora in southern Baghdad(Karkh bank)while the second one was found in Utafiyah in northern Baghdad(Risafa bank).


- In the morning, police found Ahmed Khalaf’s body, the Hawija council member, who was kidnapped a few days ago by gunmen. Police arrested four people suspected of being involved in the kidnapping and murder. - In the morning, police found a woman named Sameea Sofi's body near the Zab Bridge (west of Kirkuk).


- Around 11.45 p.m. on Thursday, gunmen opened fire on Abu Talib’s house, the leader of a popular committee in Diyala at Tahreer neighborhood in Baquba. Abu Talib was at his house at the time and there were no casualties recorded, but some damage to the house.

- Around 10 a.m., a house rigged with explosives detonated when the Iraqi army raided it in Abu Khamees village (10 km south of Baquba) .One Iraqi soldier was killed in that explosion. - The Iraqi army found two dead bodies of two former Iraqi officers in Al-Guba village (6km north of Baquba).The first was General Mudhir Hadi Salih and the second was General Amir Muhammad Al-Jibouri. The bodies bore gunshot wounds and were blindfolded.


- In the afternoon, gunmen killed the judge Abid Jassim and his companion the lawyer Ahmed Al-Luizi when they were in Tahreer neighborhood (east Mosul).

- In the afternoon, a roadside bomb targeted an American patrol at Dhibat neighborhood (east Mosul).Two people were killed in that incident.

- In the afternoon, gunmen kidnapped the archbishob of the Catholic Church Kildan Paulis Faraj Rakhoo and killed three of his companions at Al-Noor neighborhood(east Mosil) .

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