Roundup of violence in Iraq - 17 December

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 ∑ at 12:30 this afternoon 10 police vehicles with people wearing the commandos uniforms stormed inside the red crescent office in park al saadon area near karada and near al andalous square , they kidnapped between 20 -30 employees and visitors and went to unknown place after a while the Iraqi forces locked the area no one leaves and no one comes to the area and starting to search the near by neighborhoods, an employee working at red crescent said that 6 employees were freed by was not conformed by the Iraqi police yet .

∑ this morning a car bomb exploded in al mahmodiyah area southern Baghdad in front of the main bus station , one civilian was injured and a number of car were burnt.

∑ in al shabaka square in Palestine street eastern Baghdad unknown gunmen stopped 3 vehicles that belongs to the government , 2 of these vehicles had 4 members of al kadhumiyah municipality council members , 3 members were kidnapped and the fourth was killed by the gunmen .

∑ today 32 dead bodies were found in all over Baghdad , 1 Palestine street , 1 sader city , 4 hurriyah , 4 dora , 4 shoala , 3 amil , 2 mansour , 2 abu atsheer , 3 adil , 2 bayaa , 1 aalam , 1 saidiyah , 2 maamon and 2 in furat .

DIYALA province . ∑ according to a governmental source from baladroz area 45km eastern baquab that the security forces have arrested one of the terrorist AMEER , called HAMEED SHIHAB [ ebn mahia] he was arrested when the Iraqi forces made a raid in al dainiah area . ∑ according to a source from diyala tribal council that the takfiri armed group assassin sheikh satar mohammed al khidhran [ sheikh of al baiat tribe ] and one of his relative who was with him when they were near al zihirat village when unknown gunmen opened fire at their vehicle . ∑ the same sorece said that the multinational forces arrested last night sheikh yas al timimi [ one of the sheikhs of timim tribes] with out giving more details . ∑ according to a police source from diyala police directorate that a force from diyal police directorate arrested this afternoon a group of terrorists [ 12 terrorists ] they were responsible for displacing families from baquba city , this arrest was done in al tahreer , mafraq and al gatoon neighborhoods western baquba .

KARKUK province . According to brigadier sarhad kader the chief police of sectors and areas in karkuk that 4 people were arrested according to an intelligence information that those people are engaged in some operations against the Iraqi forces , 15 different kind of weapons were found with them and 2 vehicles .