Roundup of Daily Violence in Iraq-Friday 24 April 2009

McClatchy NewspapersApril 24, 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.


- Two suicide bombers detonated within seconds of each other near the Kadhemiyah shrines in Kadhemiyah neighborhood around noon. At least 60 pilgrims were killed and 125 others were wounded , 25 Iranians were among the killed with 80 others wounded.

- Around 8:30 p.m. a magnetic bomb attached to a police officerÂ’s car in Saidiyah neighborhood in southern Baghdad on Friday. Major Raad Meki was killed at once and three other people were wounded who were in the area.


- A car bomb detonated in Jalwlaa town in northeast Diyala targeting a police patrol around 7:15 p.m. Two people were killed and 26 others were wounded including 6 policemen.

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