Round-up of Daily Violence in Iraq - Saturday 2 January, 2010

McClatchy NewspapersJanuary 2, 2010 

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 sniper killed an Iraqi army officer in Sadr City, northeastern Baghdad, at noon Saturday.

Two car bombs parked on both ends of 20 Street in Bayaa neighbourhood, southwest Baghdad, detonated simultaneously at 1.30 p.m. Saturday, killing one civilian, injuring 19 civilians and two police officers.

A magnetic bomb stuck to a civilian car detonated in the intersection of Jami'a neighbourhood, Saturday afternoon seriously injuring two young men, who were inside the car.

A roadside bomb targeted a police patrol in Qahira neighbourhood, northern Baghdad, Friday, injuring one policeman.


Iraqi police chased and then clashed with an insurgent in a speeding car who tried to open fire at a checkpoint in al Majmu'a al Thaqafiyah neighbourhood, north Mosul. The insurgent was killed.

An insurgent threw a hand grenade at a police patrol in Shurta neighbourhood, northern Mosul without causing any casualties. The police returned fire and killed the insurgent.

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