Round-up of Daily Violence in Iraq - Wednesday 16 December, 2009

McClatchy NewspapersDecember 16, 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 roadside bomb targeted Sheikh Latif, commander of Sahwa in Daraa neighbourhood in Mada'in district, south of Baghdad, killing the sheikh and injuring two of his companions.

An IED left inside a minibus detonated near Salahuddin Square in Kathimiyah neighbourhood, northwest Baghdad at 4 p.m. Wednesday killing two civilians and injuring another five.

A magnetic bomb stuck to the car of Abdulrazaq Mohammed, a colonel in the Major Crimes department, detonated at 8 p.m. Tuesday, seriously injuring the colonel.

A magnetic bomb stuck to the car of a policeman detonated in Baladiyat neighbourhood, east Baghdad at8.30 p.m. Tuesday injuring the policeman himself only.

Armed men threw a hand grenade at the guards of the grain storage building in Hurriyah neighbourhood, northwest Baghdad at 9 p.m. Tuesday, injuring two guards.

A car bomb parked in a lot across the main street from one of the entrances to the Green Zone, near the Ministry of Immigration detonated at 10.30 p.m. Tuesday, injuring five civilians.


A gunman opened fire at a checkpoint in Nebi Younis neighbourhood, east Mosul, Wednesday, manned by Iraqi army and killed one serviceman.

Men armed with pistols fitted with silencers killed the owner of a neighbourhood generator (who sells electricity to neighbouring houses) in Shurta neighbourhood, north Mosul, late Tuesday.

Insurgents threw a thermal charge at a police patrol in Sa'a neighbourhood, central Mosul, Tuesday evening, injuring one policeman and one civilian woman.

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