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Roundup of violence in Iraq - 25 January 2007

The daily Iraq violence report is compiled by McClatchy Newspapers Special Correspondent Laith Hammoudi 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: MoI operation room

-- 25 people were killed and 50 injured in a suicide car bomb exploded in Karrada neighborhood downtown Baghdad.

-- 3 civilians were killed and 11 were wounded in 2 IEDs explosions in Baiyaa neighborhood south of Baghdad at 1 pm

-- 2 civilians were killed and 12 were injured in a parked motorcycle explosion near Shorga market downtown Baghdad at 11:20 am.

-- 1 civilian was killed and 12 were wounded in an IED explosion in Sadr city today afternoon.

-- A civilian was killed and 4 others were injured when mortar shells fell in Ur neighborhood eastern Baghdad.

-- Mortar shells fell in the Green Zone near the US embassy in the center of Baghdad today afternoon.

-- A parked car bomb was exploded by the experts of the MOI in Karrada neighborhood downtown Baghdad this afternoon.

-- 42 anonymous bodies were found in Baghdad today.32 bodies were found in Karkh, the western part of Baghdad in the following neighborhoods (5 bodies each in Kadhimiya, Baiyaa and Mamoon. 4 bodies each in Dora, Hay Al Amil and Al Khadraa. 2 bodies in Hurriya. 1 body each in Ghazaliya, Salhiya and Jeifer.) 10 bodies were found in Rosafa, the eastern part of Baghdad in the following neighborhoods (3 bodies in Sadr city. 2 bodies each in Shaab, Husainiya and Baghdad Al Jadida. 1 body in Selikh.)

Diyala

-- A medical source in Diyala said that morgue of Baqouba hospital received 4 bodies of young men. A security source said a group of insurgents came from Al Khrir village east of Baquba targeted the young men in the market of Wajihiya town east of Baqouba.

-- A reliable source in Baladrooz city 45 kms east of Baquba city said that the crimes fighting patrols arrested Rasool Saeed Al Daini today afternoon. The source said that Rasool Al Daini is accused to being involved in killing 49 civilians in Kanaan city in addition to his responsibility of displacing tens of Shiite and Kurdish families, assassinating tens of people and targeting the Iraqi security members. the source said that Rasool Al Daini is one of the cousins of the parliament member Mohammed Al Daini.

-- A security source in Diyala police directorate said that the assistant of Diyala police chief the Brigadier General Ayad Mhemeed Al Karkhi survived an assassination attempt. one of his guards was killed and 3 other guards were injured.

-- A reliable source in Diyala police directorate said that 2 civilians were killed when a group of insurgents opened fire near the communication directorate downtown Baqouba city.

-- A source in Dyala police said that two kidnapped people were released by police patrol and 5 kidnappers were arrested. The kidnappers are related to Majlis Shora Al Mujahideen organization.

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