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.
- Iraqi Police reported finding 11 unidentified bodies in various neighbourhoods of Baghdad during March, 2009.
- Around noon Wednesday, gunmen launched an RPG7 shell at an Iraqi army armored vehicle during a visit by vice president Tariq al-Hashimi to Sadr City Hospital. Two soldiers were wounded with their vehicle damaged. Then, clashes took place between the army and the gunmen who ran away afterwards.
- Around 8.55 p.m. Wednesday, a magnetic bomb attached to a civilian’s car detonated in Auteifiyah neighborhood near Abdul Muhsin Al-Khadhimi intersection. Two people were injured.
Gunmen beheaded 71 year old Sabah Aziz Sulaiman, a Christian civilian in Wasity neighbourhood, southwestern Kirkuk city on Tuesday.
A parked car bomb targeted the motorcade of the Chief of Police of Nineveh near the Directorate of Police in Qasr al Mutran neighbourhood, central Mosul at 11.30 p.m. Wednesday injuring 11 civilians and one policeman, the Chief's driver.
Gunmen threw a hand grenade at a U.S. military convoy in al Saa neighbourhood, central Mosul, Tuesday evening injuring three civilians.
A roadside bomb targeted a police patrol in al Andulus neighbourhood, northern Mosul, Tuesday evening seriously injuring four policemen.
Gunmen attacked a U.S. military convoy with thermal charges in al Juboor neighbourhood in the centre of the town of Dhuluiyah, 90 km to the north of Baghdad at 10.30 p.m. Tuesday hitting one of the U.S. military vehicles squarely, said Iraqi Police. The U.S. military then returned fire randomly hitting the two Iraqi Police cars that were escorting the convoy and a civilian car, said Iraqi Police. Then they raided the houses close by, detained three suspects, and imposed a curfew for several hours. No comment from the U.S. military was available at time of publication.