Roundup of violence in Iraq - 16 March 2007

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.


- Around 10:00 a.m. mortar shells landed on residents houses in Zafaraniya neighborhood. The shelling claimed the lives of one civilian and injured four.

- Around 11:00 a.m. a road side bomb targeting a U.S. military convoy in Shuala neighborhood. The blast damaged one military vehicle, Iraqi police said.

- Around 6:45 p.m. a mortar shell landed on a house in Al Muasllat neighborhood. The shelling claimed the lives of three civilians from one family.

- Around 4:00 p.m. clashes started between militia men and residents of Al Washash neighborhood western Baghdad. The clash continued for two hours and the Iraqi army interfered to stop the clashes, Iraqi police said.

- Iraqi police found 9 corpses throughout Baghdad today. The corpses were found in the following neighborhoods of the capital: 2 in Shuala, 3 in Amil, 2 in Dora, 1 in Raghiba Khatoun and one in Yarmouk.


- On Friday afternoon gunmen set a fake check point not far away from a Georgian checkpoint. The gunmen shot a civilian vehicle and killed 3 Kurd brothers, two of them were less than 10 years old, were heading to Baghdad.

- A suicide wearing a vest injured three policemen in Baladrouz () Fridayís afternoon. Police suspected the approaching civilian and asked him not to come closer the suicide detonated his vest bomb.


- Around 10:30 a.m. a road side bomb exploded targeting police patrols in central Kirkuk after the blast gunmen riding two sedan vehicles attacked the police. The attack claimed the lives of two policemen and injured 6 including 4 civilians, said police sources in Kirkuk operation room.

- Police found 2 dead bodies near Qarhanjeer village on Thursday night. The two dead bodies were shot and burned. Police said that the two corpses were not identified and estimated their age between 25 to 35 years old said police officer Saman Khoursheed.