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Roundup of violence in Iraq - 13 February 2007

- Around 10:15 a.m. in west Baghdad neighborhood of Al Iskan a suicide driving a truck loaded with explosives covered by food. The suicide car truck targeted a crowded governmental food warehouse, where governmental food ration agents go to receive their specified monthly amount of food supplies (flour, sugar, tea, rice, oil and few other things) to distribute to families. Other families go to the same center to add members or change the place they receive their ration from. The blast caused damages to the neighboring houses and economical college. The blast claimed the lives of 16 and injured 40.

- Around 3:00 p.m. A parked car bomb exploded in Al Ameen Al Thania neighborhood (South east Baghdad) near Al Fursan (Arabic word for the knights) school. The car bomb targeted civilians. The blast claimed the lives of 4 and injured 4.

- Around 5:00 p.m. two mortar rounds targeting Abu Disheer neighborhood (south Baghdad). The shelling targeted the mostly Shiite neighborhood residents and injured 2 civilians.

- Police found 20 deceased bodies all over the capital. the bodies carried signs of multiple gunshots. The following is the detailed locations for the deceased bodies found:

Dora 2, Mansour 1, Shualaa 1, Saidiya 1, Yarmouk 1, Khadhraa 1, Ameriya 1, Nafaq Al Shurta 1, Tobchi 1, Bunouk 1, Rashad 1, Ur 1, Sileikh 1, Sadr 3, New Baghdad 1, Hussainia 1, Shaab 1.

Diyala

- In Kharnabat town, north of Baaqouba, a police official said 2 of a Shiite Hussainia (mosque) guards were killed and another were kidnapped after they stopped a terrorist attempt to bomb the Hussainia. A group of men asked the guards to keep an empty coffin in the Hussainia till they attend another funeral. The guards suspected the unusual request and refused. After checking the coffin, it turn out that it is booby trapped with explosives attached to a clock set to detonate at 5:30 p.m. the terrorist killed two of the guards and kidnapped the third. Police defused the coffin bomb.

- Al Khalis police killed a suicide wearing a bomb vest as he was trying to bomb him self among a crowd of citizens waiting to receive Kerosene. The lack of different oil products made the government gives an oil ration to the families.

- Diyala health department officials said today the main hospital of Baaqouba (Diyala province capital) received today 12 deceased and 4 injured.

Basra

- Basra police public affairs Major Rafea Mohamed said today that a police force freed two kidnapped kids in Al Hakimia area in central Basra last night. The two children were kidnapped in separated incidents few days ago.

Maisan

- The public affairs official of Al Sadr office in Umara city (the province capital) Awda Al Bahrani said gunmen killed 2 members of Mahdi army in the city. The city witnessed clashes between Mahdi army and the Iraqi police and army within the last few months. Fragile agreements took place more than once to stop the fight.

The daily Iraq violence report is compiled by McClatchy Newspapers Special Correspondent Mohammed al Dulaimy 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 10:15 a.m. in west Baghdad neighborhood of Al Iskan a suicide driving a truck loaded with explosives covered by food. The suicide car truck targeted a crowded governmental food warehouse, where governmental food ration agents go to receive their specified monthly amount of food supplies (flour, sugar, tea, rice, oil and few other things) to distribute to families. Other families go to the same center to add members or change the place they receive their ration from. The blast caused damages to the neighboring houses and economical college. The blast claimed the lives of 16 and injured 40. - Around 3:00 p.m. A parked car bomb exploded in Al Ameen Al Thania neighborhood (South east Baghdad) near Al Fursan (Arabic word for the knights) school. The car bomb targeted civilians. The blast claimed the lives of 4 and injured 4. - Around 5:00 p.m. two mortar rounds targeting Abu Disheer neighborhood (south Baghdad). The shelling targeted the mostly Shiite neighborhood residents and injured 2 civilians. - Police found 20 deceased bodies all over the capital. the bodies carried signs of multiple gunshots. The following is the detailed locations for the deceased bodies found: Dora 2, Mansour 1, Shualaa 1, Saidiya 1, Yarmouk 1, Khadhraa 1, Ameriya 1, Nafaq Al Shurta 1, Tobchi 1, Bunouk 1, Rashad 1, Ur 1, Sileikh 1, Sadr 3, New Baghdad 1, Hussainia 1, Shaab 1. Diyala - In Kharnabat town, north of Baaqouba, a police official said 2 of a Shiite Hussainia (mosque) guards were killed and another were kidnapped after they stopped a terrorist attempt to bomb the Hussainia. A group of men asked the guards to keep an empty coffin in the Hussainia till they attend another funeral. The guards suspected the unusual request and refused. After checking the coffin, it turn out that it is booby trapped with explosives attached to a clock set to detonate at 5:30 p.m. the terrorist killed two of the guards and kidnapped the third. Police defused the coffin bomb. -

Al Khalis police killed a suicide wearing a bomb vest as he was trying to bomb him self among a crowd of citizens waiting to receive Kerosene. The lack of different oil products made the government gives an oil ration to the families. - Diyala health department officials said today the main hospital of Baaqouba (Diyala province capital) received today 12 deceased and 4 injured.

Basra - Basra police public affairs Major Rafea Mohamed said today that a police force freed two kidnapped kids in Al Hakimia area in central Basra last night. The two children were kidnapped in separated incidents few days ago. Maisan - The public affairs official of Al Sadr office in Umara city (the province capital) Awda Al Bahrani said gunmen killed 2 members of Mahdi army in the city. The city witnessed clashes between Mahdi army and the Iraqi police and army within the last few months. Fragile agreements took place more than once to stop the fight.

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