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.
Two mortar shells hit the International Zone (IZ) in downtown Baghdad around 9:00 a.m. No casualties were reported
A civilian was killed and four others were wounded by a parked car bomb near Mulla Howish mosque in Jamia’a in west Baghdad around 3:00 p.m.
Gunmen using pistols with silencers shot Major General Ahmed Rasheed Majeed, the director of the government office that issues identification cards near the national theater in Karrada neighborhood in downtown Baghdad around 7:30 p.m. Majeed was injured seriously.
A civilian was killed and another one was injured when a member of a security company opened fire in Bab al Sharji neighborhood in downtown Baghdad around 8:00 p.m., Iraqi police said. The US military had no immediate comment.
Three civilians were wounded by a sound bomb in Karrada neighborhood in downtown Baghdad around 9:00 p.m.
Police found two unidentified bodies throughout Baghdad. One body was found in Zayuna and another in Shoala.
Police found a headless body in al Entisar neighborhood in east Mosul city on Thursday morning.
Gunmen opened fire targeting a police checkpoint in al Ma;ash market in downtown Mosul city killing one police officer.
Gunmen killed a policeman in al Majmou’a neighborhood in downtown Mosul city.