Roundup of violence in Iraq - 15 March 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.

1- Baghdad. the source :- the MOI operation room

A guard working for the minister of housing was killed by gunmen in Kadhimiya neighborhood north Baghdad at 9 am Baghdad Local Time (BLT)

A civilian was killed and another one was injured in Sadir city when a mortar shell fell near a market at 1,00pm.

8 citizens were killed including 2 policemen and 29 others were wounded including 8 policemen, Iraqi army soldiers and traffic police when a suicide car bomb attacked an Iraqi army check point in Kahromana square in Karrada neighborhood downtown Baghdad at 3,30 pm BLT.

An Iraqi army soldier was killed and 2 civilians were injured in a suicide car bomb targeted an Iraqi army check point in Yarmook neighborhood south west Baghdad at 3,45 pm.

The car of Sader city mayor Raheem Al Darraji was ambushed by insurgents in Habibiya neighborhood east Baghdad. Al Darraji was injured and another passenger who with him in the car was killed

17 anonymous bodies were found in Baghdad today. 15 bodies were found in Karkh, the western part of Baghdad in the following neighborhoods (7 bodies in hay Al Amil, 2 bodies in Dora, 2 bodies in Hurriya, 2 bodies in Yarmook, 1 body in Saidiya and 1 body in Baiyaía.) tow bodies were found in Rosafa, the eastern part of Baghdad in the nbeighborhoods of Selikh (one body ) and another body in Sader city.

2- Dayal province

A source in Muqdadiya town police said that a group of insurgents broke up the bus station of Muqdadiya kidnapped 3 civilians and took them to the orchards while tow other civilians were injured by fire opened by another insurgent group in Al Askari neighborhood.

A source in Dyala city police said that two civilians were killed today by gunmen who targeted a car in Olibat neighborhood in Khalis town 15 KMs north Baquba city.

Police patrols in Baquba city found the body of a kidnapped policeman thrown downtown the city. The source said that the policeman was kidnapped few days ago.

A source in Kanaan city (20Kms south east Baquba city) said that insurgents killed today afternoon 5 guards working in tow fuel stations in Kanaan city and burnt their bodies. The insurgents bombed the two fuel stations. The 5 victims were both Shiite and Sunnis from the tribes of Dahkliya, Zehirat and Al Obid. A source in the 5th Iraqi army division said that 4 insurgents were killed and 10 others were arrested in a combined military operation in Muqdadiya town early morning today. The source confirmed that another group arrested Emad Mohammed Al Jobori known as the sniper of Al Mansoriya and three of his assistants during a searching raid north Muqdadiya town.

A source in the Iraqi army 5th division said that 10 Iraqi army soldiers were injured (4 are seriously injured) when a suicide car bomb attacked an under construction check point west Baquba city.

3- Salah Al Deen province

A police source in Tikrit police directorate said that insurgents killed Major General Dawood Solaiman, the administrative director of Salah Al Deen police directorate near his house in AL Qadisiya neighborhood north Tikrit city today afternoon.

Iraqi police patrol found a body of a kidnapped policeman . the body was found near Door city south Tikrit.

4- Basra province

* the spokesman of Basra police directorate said that un known insurgents killed today a policeman in Al hartha area north Basra city