Round-up of Daily Violence - Sunday 29 June 2008

McClatchy NewspapersJune 29, 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.


- Gunmen assassinated the head of Basra operation intelligence centre , the brigadier Abdul Jabbar Mijhid . He was killed on Saturday night in his car in Nu’ayriyah of New Baghdad neighborhood (east Baghdad). He was in a holiday in Baghdad where his family lives.

- Police found 4 dead bodies in Baghdad neighborhoods : 2 in north Baghdad (Karkh bank) ; 1 in Shoala and 1 in Kadhemiyah .While 2 were found in east Baghdad (Risafa bank); 1 in Ameen and 1 in Baladiyat .


- Around 8:30 am a roadside bomb targeted the convoy of the head of the Kirkuk emergency police in Wasiti neighborhood downtown Kirkuk city. 7 people were injured in the explosion who were inside a mini bus in the area.


- Around 7:30 am a parked car bomb detonated a police patrol in Dhulwiya town (about 50 miles north of Baghdad). The patrol car ignored the police directorate instructions of being close to the car bomb. 7 policemen were killed including 3 officers and 3 others were injured.


- Mortars hit Al-Uthaim town (31 miles north of Baquba). Three family members were killed (a girl, her mother and aunt) as one mortar shell hit their house around 6 am in the morning.

- Around 9 am a female suicide bomber tried to detonate herself inside one of the Sahwas’ headquarter in Al-Wijahiyah town (15 miles east of Baquba) . A member of the Sahwas suspected her and shot at her. When exploded, another member was injured who was nearby, the commanding operation center in Diyala said.

- Around 10:15 am gunmen opened fire inside on of the farms in Khalis ( 10 miles north of Baquba). Three people were injured.

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