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Roundup of violence in Iraq - 12 January 2007

The daily Iraq violence report is compiled by McClatchy Newspapers Special Correspondent Mohammed al Awsy 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. Source: Ministry of Interior operation room

-- Ten anonymous bodies found in Baghdad today, five in the western part of Baghdad (Karkh) (3 bodies in Al Talaie square, 1 body in Hurriyah neighborhood and one more body found in Al Amil neighborhhod). The other 5 were found in the eastern side of Baghdad (Rosafa) as the following (2 bodies in sadr city, 1 body each in shaab, Siliekh and Husainiya neighborhoods).

Diyala province

-- according to a security source from Diyala police, a group of terrorists assassinated 4 sheiite citizens [fruit traders] near ARAB SHOKA area near hibhib area in khalis town 15km north of Baqouba. their driver was killed too and he is a Kurd from Kirkuk

-- according to a medical source from diyala health centre, police patrols have found 2 anonymous bodies, in Al Muaalmeen area near Baqouba. also one primary school teacher and one student were injured when a mortar fell at their school in shifta area

-- according to a security source from Muqdadiyah, 45km east of Baqouba, an IED exploded near one of the houses injuring one child.

-- A security official in Diyala province said that the American forces killed a woman and a child and injured another woman with another child (all from the same family). The source said that the American soldiers responded to fire targeting their armored vehicle in Ragat Shifta village south of Baqouba city.

-- An Iraqi soldier was killed and three others injured in an IED explosion in Muqdadiyah city northeast of Baqouba.

-- Police sources said that one of its patrols found a head of a man in a plastic bag in Al Tahreer neighborhood in Baqouba city.

-- A close source to the MNF said that a combined force of the Iraqi army and the MNF raided during the last week many neighborhoods south of Baladrooz city east of Baqouba city. The source confirmed that the combined force found big quantities of different weapons and killed many insurgents who were responsible for many attacks.

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