Round-up of Daily Violence in Iraq-Thursday 23 October 2008

McClatchy NewspapersOctober 23, 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 suicide car bomber targeted the Minister of Labor and Social Affairs’ convoy in Bab Al-Sharji neighborhood in central Baghdad city. Thirteen people were killed (including 3 of the minister’s guards) and 22 others were wounded including 4 guards and 2 policemen. Also two of the convoy’s vehicles were damaged, along with one police car and three civilian cars.

- The head of the Diwaniyah Facility Protection Service, Colonel Mohammed Abu Atra died today in hospital after his serious injury in an adhesive bomb in Baghdad on Wednesday afternoon.

Diyala

- A roadside bomb detonated in downtown Baquba city near the main market. Thirteen people were wounded.

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