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 10:00pm Saturday night, gunmen broke into the house of Ahmed Jwad Hashim, a former general director in Baghdad municipality during Saddam’s regime. The attack took place in Talbiyah neighborhood east Baghdad. The gunmen slaughtered Hashim his wife, his daughter and his son, police said.
Five people were injured (3 civilians and two soldiers in an IED explosion that targeted an Iraqi army patrol near al Nida’a mosque in Qahira neighborhood east Baghdad around 7,30 am.
Around 7:45 am, gunmen kidnapped a bus with its passengers (5 female employees who work in the college of languages) in New Baghdad neighborhood east Baghdad.
Around 10:00 am, an IED exploded near Saj al Reef restaurant in Karrada neighborhood downtown Baghdad. No casualties were reported.
A US army hummer was burnt in an IED explosion near the medical cotton factory intersection in Waziriyah neighborhood east Baghdad around 12:00 pm. The US army confirmed in a press release the news about the attack saying that one soldier was killed in the explosion.
Police found four anonymous bodies in Baghdad. Two bodies were found in Rusafa, the eastern side of Baghdad in the following neighborhoods (1 body in Sadr city and 1 body in Qahira). The other two bodies were found in Karkh, the western side of Baghdad in the following neighborhoods (1 body in Amil and 1 body in Bayaa)
Two civilians were injured when an IED exploded near their house in Sadiyah area east of Baquba city today afternoon.
Police found four anonymous bodies in one of the orchards in Shirween village, part of Muqdadiyah town east of Baquba city.
Two policemen were injured in clashes between the Iraqi police and gunmen in Dalli Abbasa area north of Baquba city today afternoon.
Police found the body of Sheikh Sami Hussein al Bahadili in Kut al Hajaj area downtown Basra city today afternoon. Sheikh Sami al Bahadili, the sheikh of Bahadil tribe in Basra city was kidnapped by gunmen while he was in Ashar area downtown Basra city yesterday.