Round-up of Daily Violence in Iraq-Thursday 16 October 2008

McClatchy NewspapersOctober 16, 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.


- A roadside bomb targeted an army patrol in Waziriyah neighborhood (north Baghdad), around 11 am. Two Iraqi soldiers were injured.

- An adhesive bomb detonated under a civilian car that belongs to an employee who works for the ministry of interior. The three passengers of the car were wounded.

- Police found one dead body in Amil neighborhood in west Baghdad.


- A roadside bomb detonated in Buhriz town (about 3 miles south of Baquba). A 6 year old child was killed and his brother, a 7 year old child, was injured while they were herding their sheep in the area.


- A suicide car bomber detonated near Balad police station around 4 pm. Four policemen were wounded.


- Police raided a house in Wasiti neighborhood in Kirkuk city today killing a gunman who opened fire on police when they tried to arrest him. The gunman was involved in kidnapping a student from Failaq neighborhood in Kirkuk city.

- In the evening, a gunman killed a citizen in Shorash town (northeast Kirkuk).

- In the evening, gunmen opened fire on lieutenant colonel Mohammed Said, a member of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan organizations in Chamchamal( northeast Kirkuk) killing him at once.

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