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Roundup of violence in Iraq - 2 December

The daily Iraq violence report is compiled by McClatchy Newspapers Special Correspondent Laith Hammoudi in Baghdad from police, military and medical reports. Itís posted without editing as transmitted to McClatchyís Washington Bureau.

By Laith Hammoudi

1- Baghdad.. The source MOI operation room.

∑ police said that 51 people at least were killed and other 90 were injured in three car bombs in Sadriya neighborhood and Hafidh Al Qadhi neighborhood downtown Baghdad. the three cars exploded at about 4 pm Baghdad time when so many people were shopping.

∑ 44 anonymous bodies were found in different neighborhoods in Baghdad today, 33 bodies were found in Karkh part of Baghdad ( the west part) and 11 bodies were found in the eastern part ( rosafa .

∑ A civilian was killed and 6 others were injured (including 2 police members) when insurgents shot fire targeting police patrol near Al Yarmook hospital downtown Baghdad.

∑ Insurgent shot dead today early morning an officer in the ministry of interior affairs in Baghdad Al Jadida neighborhood east of Baghdad

∑ An IED explosion targeted an police patrol working for the ministry of electricity killing a police man and wounding 6. two vehicles were destroyed in the explosion. The explosion happened in Yousifiya town south of Baghdad

∑ Official sources in the PUK party ( the Kurdish party of the Iraqi president Jalal Talbani ) said that A beshmarga member who works in the president office was killed and another two were injured while their convoy was passing in Al Shaab neighborhood north of Baghdad.

∑ 2- Salah Edeen province

∑ police sources in Dujail city north of Baghdad said that 5 civilians were killed and a sixth man was injured when insurgent set up a faked check point on the main road between Balad town and Dujail town. The same source in Dujail city said that an iraqi police patrol found today early morning 10 anonymous bodies on the same road between Balad and Dujail towns. The source said that signs of torturing and bullets were obvious on the bodies. The bodies were delivered to Balad hospital.

3- Basra city ∑ the spokesman of the MNF captain Tan Dunlop that some insurgents were injured in clashes with a British patrol south of Basra city south of Iraq. the spokesman didn't mention an exact number of the injured insurgents. The spokesman also said that the British base in the presidential palaces downtown Basra city was attacked with Katyosha rockets last night but casualties recorded.

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