Round-up of Daily Violence in Iraq - Thursday 18 September 2008

McClatchy NewspapersSeptember 18, 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.

Baghdad

A roadside bomb targeted a police patrol in Karrada, central Baghdad at 8 a.m. Thursday, injuring two civilians.

A roadside bomb targeted a law enforcement patrol in Palestine Street, close to Mustansiriyah University, northeastern Baghdad at noon Thursday, injuring seven of the patrol members.

A roadside bomb targeted an Iraqi army patrol in Doura, southern Baghdad at five p.m. Thursday, injuring five soldiers.

One mortar round hit a military base in Garage al-Amana neighbourhood, central Baghdad, at 6.30 p.m. No casualties were reported.

Two unidentified bodies were found in Baghdad by Iraqi police today; one in Ghazaliyah and the other in al-Khullani.

Nineveh

A family of three from Tallafar who had come into the city of Mosul to issue passports was targeted by small arms fire from gunmen in a speeding car on Wednesday. The father was killed and the mother and daughter were severely injured.

Gunmen opened fire upon civilians in 17 Tammouz neighbourhood, Thursday, killing one civilian.

A roadside bomb Targeted an Iraqi army patrol near al-Khansaa Hospital, al-Sukkar neighbourhood killing two soldiers, injuring one.

Police found a parked car bomb in al-Hadbaa neighbourhood and sent for the bomb squad to defuse it at 11 p.m. Wednesday. But the car bomb detonated before the squad got to the site, injuring one policeman.

Deputy Governor of Nineveh province, Shamil Younis Thennoun, was assassinated on his way home from prayers at the local mosque in al-Qahr village, Wednesday evening, according to a U.S. military press release.

2008 McClatchy Newspapers

McClatchy Washington Bureau is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service