Round-up of Daily Violence in Iraq - Wednesday 5 March 2008

McClatchy NewspapersMarch 5, 2008 

The daily Iraqi 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.


Around 8:00 a.m. two IED exploded in Zafaraniyah neighborhood in southeast Baghdad. The first IED exploded near Zafaraniyah intersection while the other one exploded near the youths center. Two civilians were injured. A third IED was detonated by the police.

Gunmen killed a truck driver and stole his car in Shaab neighborhood in north Baghdad around 1:00 p.m.

Around 12:30 p.m. an IEd attached to a fuel tank exploded. the incident took place in mashtal neighborhood in east Baghdad. The IED explosion caused a big fire. While extinguishing the fire, another fuel tank which was close to the fire exploded. two fire fighters were injured.

Gunman driving a sedan car (Opel) opened fire inuring a civilian who was driving a BMW car. The incident took place in Mansour neighborhood in west Baghdad on Wednesday afternoon. The Iraqi army check point in the area of the incident arrested the gunman.

Two civilians were injured when an IED exploded in nahdha neighborhood in east Baghdad around 3:00 p.m.

Police found four unidentified bodies in Baghdad today. Two bodies were found in Amiriyah, one body was found in Sheikh Maroof neighborhood and the fourth body was found in Shaab neighborhood.


Two Sahwa councils members (awakening councils members) were killed and four other people (two Sahwa and two civilians) wounded when Sahwa members shot a suicide car bomb tried to attack a check point for Sahwa near Samara drug factory downtown Samara city north of Baghdad around 7:15 p.m.


A source in the joint coordination center in Salahuddin said that at least four Syrian truck drivers were kidnapped on Baghdad- Kirkuk Street north of Baghdad on Wednesday morning. The truck were taken to Sleman Bik police station.

Gunmen broke in a house in al Bastamli village near Sleman bik town north of Baghdad on Tuesday evening killing the father and his wife and injuring their three kids.

Gunmen killed Dr. Abdul Sattar Tahir Sharif, the former minister of labor and municipalities from 1974 to 1977. Sharif (73 years old) was killed in Shoraw neighborhood on Kirkuk – Arbil Street while he was in his car.


A civilian was injured in an IED explosion in Sinjar town west of Mosul city on Wednesday afternoon, police said.

Police found three bodies in al Wihda neighborhood in south Mosul. One of the bodies was headless, police said.

An IED exploded targeting a police patrol in al Jammasa neighborhood in east Mosul city on Wednesday afternoon. Five people were injured (three policemen and two civilians)


A member of Sahwa council in Kan’an area south of Baquba city was injured in an IED explosion.

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