Round-up of Daily Violence in Iraq - Wednesday December 23, 2009

McClatchy NewspapersDecember 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.

Baghdad

- Gunmen killed three policemen manning a checkpoint in Abu Ghraib town western Baghdad around 6 a.m.

The incidents below took place between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. - A magnetic bomb stuck to a mini bus exploded in Al Kadhemiyah neighborhood killing one passenger and injuring three others.

- A roadside bomb targeted Shiite pilgrims in Al Mashtal neighborhood killing three and injuring 28 others.

- A roadside bomb targeted Shiite pilgrims in Al Mahmodiyah town injuring five pilgrims.

- A roadside bomb exploded near a Shiite mosque in Karrada neighborhood killing one civilian and injuring four others.

- A magnetic bomb stuck to a civilian vehicle exploded in Al Eskan neighborhood causing no injuries.

- A magnetic bomb stuck to a civilian vehicle exploded near Al Nidaa mosque injuring the driver.

- A roadside bomb exploded in Dora neighborhood injuring two Shiite pilgrims.

- A booby-trapped parked motorcycle exploded in Al Ealam neighborhood killing one civilian and injuring seven others.

Al Anbar

- A roadside bomb exploded in Al Falahat town, 10 miles west of Fallujah, targeted Efan Sadoun, a tribal sheikh, a U.S. allied Sunni militia leader and a member of Al Anbar provincial council, injuring two of his body guards.

- A magnetic bomb stuck to the vehicle of a candidate to the coming national election exploded killing one off-duty soldier and injuring the candidate and another relative was in the car.

Nineveh

- A wooden cart loaded with explosive exploded near a historical church in Mosul killing one civilian and injuring four others and causing damages to the church.

- Gunmen using pistols killed a civilian in front of his house in west Mosul.

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