Roundup of violence in Iraq - 5 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.


-- at 3:30 this afternoon mortars fell in AL ZAFARANIYAH area of southern Baghdad at a local market, killing 5 civilians and injuring another 15 .

-- at 6 o'clock this evening mortars fell in AL AMIL AREA of western Baghdad, 2 civilians were injured .

-- today 12 bodies were found in Baghdad: 2 sadr city, 2 dora, 2 amil, 2 jihad, 2 hurriyah, 1 kadhemiyah, 1 abu atsheer.


-- according to brigadier IEDAN AL JUBORI head of the operation room in naynawa, unknown gunmen opened fire at colonel MIZAHIM YOUNIS, head of criminal investigations in naynawa, killing him and his guard while they were in an unmarked car in al eqtisadieen area north west of mosul city.

-- according to a security source from al dour police, Iraqi interior commandos in Samarra city made a raid on ABU KHADO village south of dour town. the source said after that the mosques in the area started saying allahu akbar [god is great] by the mosques loud speakers as a sign to residents to retaliate for the attack.

DIYALA province .

-- according to a source from the operation room in diyala province, this afternoon 3 Iraqi army soldiers were killed when they were attacked by unknown gunmen near baqouba's main market.