Roundup of Daily Violence in Iraq - Wednesday 18 February 2009

McClatchy NewspapersFebruary 18, 2009 

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 opened fire on a member of the Islamic party near a bank in Zafaraniyah neighborhood in southeast Baghdad around 9 a.m. Samir Safwat, the Isalmic party member was killed at once.


-A roadside bomb targeted a police patrol in Suq alMash in western Mosul. One policeman was killed with damage to his car.


- Two roadside bombs detonated in front of an emergency police patrol in Tareeq Baghdad neighborhood in Kirkuk in the morning. No casualties reported.

-A roadside bomb targeted a security company's ( the 77 company for private security service)patrol on the way between Kirkuk and Tikrit around 2:30 a.m. One member was killed and two others were wounded.

Basra - Initial reports indicate four Iraqi civilians were killed and several others were injured when a civilian bus struck a Coalition armored vehicle while the Coalition vehicle was parked on the outskirts of Basra at approximately 9 p.m. Feb. 17.

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