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Roundup of Daily Violence 13 May 2007

The daily Iraq violence report is compiled by McClatchy Newspapers in Baghdad from police, military and medical reports. This is not a comprehensive list of all violence in Iraq, much of which goes unreported. It’s posted without editing as transmitted to McClatchy’s Washington Bureau.

Baghdad

- Around 4.45 a.m., an American plane used its machine gun on one of the roofs of Sadr city neighborhood, killing a woman and a child while a man was injured, all of them from one family who were sleeping on the roof escaping the hot weather indoors, having no power supply in the whole neighborhood. U.S. spokesman Lt. Col. Chris Garver said he didn't have specific information about the civilian deaths in Sadr City. "We've got operations going on all over the place," he said. "We'll continue to take as much caution as we can when we're conducting operations."

- Around 8 a.m., an American patrol made a raid on a house in New Baghdad (east Baghdad) killing a man without more details.

- Around 8 a.m., gunmen attacked Ahram mill (for flour) at Awireej area, which is a compound for factories and warehouses near Mahmoudiya (south of Baghdad), killing five civilians and injuring four.

- Around 3 p.m., a car bomb was parked at Sadriya local market near Wathiq intersection, killing at least five civilians and injuring 40.

- Around 3 p.m., gunmen fired on a civilian in Mansour neighborhood (west Baghdad), injuring him. Meanwhile, police came chasing them, killing one gunman and having one in custody.

- Around 7 p.m., mortar shelling hit Rustumiya camp for cadets without casualties recorded.

- Twenty two dead bodies were found all over Baghdad. Eighteen were found in west Baghdad (Kharkh bank); four in Mansour, four in Shurta Khamsa, two in Doura, two in Amil, two in Bayaa, one in Ilaam, one in Nafaq Al-Shurta, one in Jihad and one in Rahmaniya. Four were found in east Baghdad (Rusafa bank): one in Maghrib, one in Sheikh Omar, one in New Baghdad and one in Rusmaiya.

Kirkuk

- On Saturday afternoon (4 p.m.), gunmen opened fire on a car which was driven by one of Riyadh's municipality board members near Tal Al-abid village (west Kirkuk), seriously injuring his wife while the member survived the assassination attack.

- Saturday evening (10 p.m.), gunmen opened fire on a resident from Hay Al-askari while he was driving his car in Dor Al-Sagfa neighborhood, injuring him and he was taken to hospital at once. The injured is a baker in Hay Al-askri neighborhood; there is no information about the reasons behind that assassination attempt.

- Around 11.40 a.m., three Katusha rockets were launched from the back street of infants hospital in the downtown of the city towards the public places in Kirkuk, killing one civilian and injuring another and causing some damage to houses and some shops. The police found a fourth rocket in the place of launching, and it was defused by an expert squad.

Arbil

- Around 11:30 a.m., a suicide truck bomber attacked the PDK headquarter in Makhmour, 63 km southwest of Arbil. The truck when it exploded caused huge destruction to the building, with 37 killed and 115 injured as initial reports said.

Diyala

- Early morning, two guards of FBS were injured while they were guarding Khanaqeen building court in a fight with some bodyguards of officials in Khanaqeen (northeast of Baquba, the capital of Diyala province).

- Around midday, gunmen killed a civilian worker in a suburb of Muqdadiya, 45 km northeast of Baquba.

- Around midday, gunmen assassinated a civilian and kidnapped another one in Arab Shouka of Khalis (15 km north of Baquba).

- Around midday, gunmen made a false checkpoint on the former motorway between Baghdad and Baquba through Banisaad village near Shaymaa crossroads, killing one young man and injuring three civilians.

Basra

- On Sunday morning, a joint force had raids on Hay Al-Hussein and Hay Al-Mudraa neighborhoods (8 km west of Basra), having six suspects in custody with some weapons. One of the patrol vehicles coming back to its base inside the Basra International Airport was a target of a roadside bomb, having some damage and superficial injuries.

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