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.
A home made bomb was planted near the entrance of the Central Bank of Iraq building in Jumhuriyah Street, central Baghdad, at 2.30 p.m. Sunday, the time when employees start leaving the building at the end of the work day. Casualties stand at 15 killed and at least 40 injured. The explosion also caused the electricity-generator-fuel-tank to catch fire and a big column of black smoke is to be seen. Armed confrontations between security forces and armed men in and around the building continue until publication of this report.
Armed men, on foot, opened fire at a police checkpoint in Bab al Saray marketplace, central Mosul, Sunday, killing two police officers.
A roadside bomb targeted the vehicle of Faisal al Yawar, first deputy to Nineveh governor, Sunday, causing extensive damage to his armoured vehicle, and no human casualties.
Armed men raided a house in Intisar neighbourhood, east Mosul, Saturday, and killed an elderly woman.
Armed men threw a home made bomb into the grounds of the Kurdistan Democratic Party headquarters in Nebi Younis neighbourhood, Saturday, injuring two security guards.