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Roundup of Iraq Violence -- April 1, 2007

The Iraq violence report is compiled daily by McClatchy Newspapers in Baghdad from police, military and medical reports. This is not a comprehensive list of all violence in Iraq, much of which goes unreported. Itís posted without editing as transmitted to McClatchyís Washington Bureau.

Baghdad

-- Around 10 am, a roadside bomb exploded targeting a convoy of two officials from the Iraqi Islamic Party near the parties headquarters in Yarmouk neighborhood wounded two security guards.

Around 4 p.m. four mortar shells hit the Dora neighborhgood. 4 civilians were injured.

At 4:30 p.m. a mortar shell hit the Yarmouk neighborhood. 3 civilians were injured.

One IED exploded in Salekh. No casualties were reported.

16 unidentified bodies were found in Baghdad today: five in Amil district, three in Dora, two in Yarmouk, 2 in Mansour, 2 in Iskan, 1 in Huraih and 1 in Bab al-Muadam.

Diyala province

A source from the Multinational forces in Baqouba said that Saturday night a joint U.S.-Iraqi force raided cells of the Islamic State of Iraq in Kinaan, khashaf, and Al-Zaidiya towns and arrested more than 100 suspected insurgents and recovered a large quantity of weapons and ammunition. Another 40 suspects were seized in a similar operation in Nahr Diyala, where weapons and ammunition also were recovered.

Salah ad Din province

-- Last night, gunmen killed 6 Iraqi soldiers on the road between Balad and Dhilwiya.

Last night a joint U.S.-Iraqi force killed three gunmen and arressted three others south of Samarra.

14 suspected insurgents were in custody after a joint U.S.-Iraqi raid south of Tikrit.

-- Early this morning, unknown gunmen shot and killed a brigade officer of the new Iraqi army in Qadissiya neighbourhood in the north of Tikrit.

Around 10:05 a.m., one person was killed and 3 injured when a bomb exploded in Tuz.

Kirkuk

-- Around 6.30 pm Saturday, nine workers were killed and one injured when gunmen fired towards them as they were driving to work rebuilding the Iraqi army headquarters in the area. The incident took place at junction between Kirkuk and Biji.

-- Around 3:30 pm a roadside bomb hit a police patrol car in the downtown of Kirkuk. No casualties were reported.

Basra

Saturday night two British soldiers were injured in two separate incidents.

Nine suspect insurgents were arrested at dawn in a raid at Al-Guzayza neighbourhood. British forces recovered mortars and ammunition from a nearby car.

According to the spokesman for the Multinational Froces, two British bases, one at the Basra airport, the other in a former presidential palace, had been targeted by indirect fire without damage.

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