Round-up of Daily Violence in Iraq - Friday 15 May 2009

McClatchy NewspapersMay 15, 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 in a speeding BMW opened fire and killed one civilian Friday morning. He was a member of a family that was displaced from Jihad neighbourhood in western Baghdad.

Gunmen threw two hand grenades at a U.S. military convoy in New Baghdad in eastern Baghdad at 10 a.m. Friday injuring two civilians and causing no damage to the U.S. convoy.

A roadside bomb detonated in Yarmouk neighbourhood, western Baghdad at 10 pm Thursday injuring two civilians.


A gunman opened fire upon a police patrol in Yarmouk neighbourhood, downtown Mosul at 2 p.m. Friday injuring two policemen. The gunman was caught.

- A reporter of Salahuddin T.V channel in Mosul survived an assassination attempt near her house in Reshidiyah neighborhood on Friday. Around 8:45 a.m. Khalida Al-Mawla was about to drive her car to Salahuddin station when a small boy told her that a magnetic bomb was put under the driver’s seat. She phoned the police, but the bomb detonated before they came, Mawla said. No casualties were reported, but the car was destroyed.


- Around 8:30 p.m. a gunman opened fire on a joint checkpoint of police commando and Sahwa members(Sons of Iraq) at Sikak neighborhood in downtown Samarra. Two policemen were wounded with a Sahwa member.

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