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.
Four men wearing army uniforms broke into a mosque in Saadiyah village, Khanaqeen district, 100 km to the northeast of Baquba, and beheaded its Sunni imam, Abdullah al Salihi, and raised his head upon one of the electricity poles in the centre of the village, before dawn prayers, Monday. He had urged people to fight al Qaida in his speech during Friday prayers.
Armed men opened fire upon a Sahwa checkpoint in al Sahil al Aysar (the left bank) in Shirqat district, to the north of Tikrit, Monday, seriously injuring five Sahwa members.