The daily Iraqi 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.
Around 6,00 am, gunmen launched Katyosha rocket targeting Doura refinery south Baghdad sparking a big fire. A big smoke cloud covered the area. A source in the ministry of oil who talked on condition of anonymity said that the fire fighters team would control the fire and put it off in the few coming hours confirming that the fire doesn’t have any effect on the daily fuel supply to the fuel stations, police said. The National Media Center issued a press release saying that the refinery was targeted with 4 mortar shells while the Public Affairs Office in the Multi National Corp- Iraq said in its press release that the fire started at 9,00 am because of pipe explosion without giving any further details about the reason of the explosion of the pipe.
Around 6,00 am, a Katyosha rocket fell in Al Sharikat intersection in Karrada neighborhood downtown Baghdad. No casualties reported.
Gunmen opened fire killing 2 civilians while they were inside their car nearby Bo Qlam fuel station in Karrada neighborhood around 8,30 am.
5 people were wounded (4 national police members and a civilian) when an IED exploded targeting a patrol for the national police in Baladiyat neighborhood east Baghdad around 8,00 am.
An IED exploded inside a car in Karrada neighborhood around 7,30 am. No casualties reported.
2 national police members were injured in an IED explosion that targeted their patrol in Qahtan square in Yarmouk neighborhood west Baghdad around 5,30 pm.
Police found 6 anonymous bodies in Baghdad today in the following g neighborhoods (2 bodies in Doura, 1 body in Amil, 1 body in Sadr city, 1 body in Boob Al Sham and 1 body in New Baghdad.
An Iraqi army soldier was wounded in a suicide car bomb that targeted a check point of the Iraqi army north Biji north of Tikrit city around 9,30 am.
A civilian was injured seriously when gunmen attacked him while he was inside his car on the street of Kirkuk _Berdi north of Kirkuk city today afternoon.
Police found an anonymous body of a woman on Hamdan street south of Basra city. Police said that the woman was shot in different areas of her body.