Round-up of Daily Violence in Iraq - Thursday 22 October 2009

McClatchy NewspapersOctober 22, 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


A magnetic bomb stuck to a civilian car detonated in Ameriyah neighbourhood, west Baghdad, Thursday morning, killing the driver and injuring the passenger.

A magnetic bomb stuck to a Kia mini-bus detonated as it approached the checkpoint, in Jisr Diyala area, southeastern Baghdad at 2 p.m. Thursday, injuring three civilians and one policeman.


Gunmen shot and killed a civilian in the southern part of the city of Kirkuk, Wednesday evening, using pistols fitted with silencers.


Gunmen shot and killed a civilian in al Majmu'a neighbourhood in north Mosul, Wednesday evening.

Gunmen shot and killed a civilian in Egab valley, western Mosul, Wednesday evening.

Gunmen shot and killed a civilian in Fallah neighbourhood, eastern Mosul, Wednesday evening.

A father of six, who was detained for some time in Mosul shot his wife and six children and then shot himself, Thursday. He was released from detention a few months ago, said Iraqi police. Four of the children died. He, his wife and the remaining two children are in critical condition.

Confrontations broke out between gunmen and a police force in Nablus neighbourhood, Thursday afternoon, western Mosul during which one policeman and one gunman were killed.

A roadside bomb targeted a police patrol in New Masr neighbourhood west Mosul at 7 p.m. Thursday, killing one policeman.

A roadside bomb targeted a police patrol in al Majmu'a al Thaqafiyah neighbourhood, northern Mosul, Thursday, injuring three civilians.


A magnetic bomb stuck to the car used by the head of Sahwa (a militia supported by the U.S. military and then turned over to the government) in Diyala, Sheikh Hussam Aziz, detonated Thursday morning, injuring Aziz and his driver.

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