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.
Two mortar rounds slammed into a private power generator in Zayuna, eastern Baghdad at 2 p.m. Sunday injuring two civilians and destroying the generator.
Gunmen killed the driver of a director general in the Ministry of Planning. He was waiting at the DG's front door in New Baghdad, eastern Baghdad when the gunmen shot him dead using a gun with a silencer, threw his body on the pavement, to be found by his boss, and drove away with the car.
Two men in a civilian sedan (BMW) attempted to kidnap nine year old Elias Yaqub in neighbourhood 92. The police was able to catch the kidnappers one of whom broke both his legs during the chase and confrontation. Elias was set free.
A suicide bomber dressed in a police uniform detonated near a U.S. foot patrol and local government building in the New Baquba area at 11:30 a.m., Iraqi police said. Police reported four policemen among the dead. Six civilians were injured. The U.S. military confirmed the incident in a statement and said no U.S. deaths occurred. The statement said that eight US soldiers were injured among 19 people wounded in the incident, with three civilians killed.
A gunman on foot opened fire at a checkpoint manned by Iraqi Army in Gatoun area, 1 km to the west of Baquba. He wounded two soldiers and got away. Eye witnesses said that he looked around 15 years old.
- Gunmen attacked a police check point in Shifa neighborhood in western Mosul on Sunday night. Two policemen were killed and another was wounded.
- A gunman killed an Iraqi soldier in the Islah Zirayee (the agricultural reform) neighborhood in western Mosul on Sunday night.