Roun-up of Violence in Iraq - Saturday 1 September 2007

The daily Iraqi violence report is compiled by McClatchy Newspapers Special Correspondents 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.


-A civilian was killed and another one injured when a mortar shell hit Zayuna neighborhood east Baghdad today afternoon.

-4 people were killed in a random fire shooting in Shaab neighborhood north Baghdad around 7,00 pm.

-2 people were wounded when mortar shell hit Mahmoudiyah town south Baghdad today afternoon.

-Police found 15 unidentified bodies in Baghdad today. 11 bodies were found in Karkh, the western side of Baghdad in the following neighborhoods (3 bodies in Amil, 2 bodies in Doura, 2 bodies in Bayaa, 2 bodies in Saidiyah, 1 body in Khadhraa and 1 body in Mamoun). 4 bodies were found in Rusafa, the eastern side of Baghdad in the following neighborhood (2 bodies in Sadr city, 1 body in Adhemiyah and 1 body in Palestine Street.)


-The spokesman of the security forces in Najaf city said that the official of the dibathification committee in Najaf had survived from an assassination attempt by an IED which was planted near his house in Al Ghadeer neighborhood downtown Najaf city yesterday evening.

-Gunmen killed a café owner downtown Najaf city yesterday afternoon.

-Najaf police found an unidentified body in Al Forat neighborhood downtown Najaf city yesterday afternoon.


-Gunmen riding a fast can opened fire randomly killing 3 people (2 brothers who are farmers) and a member of the Iraqi army. The commander of the districts police said that the incident happened on Hawija – Reyadh street west of Kirkuk yesterday night adding that the gunmen kidnapped a fourth person.

-A civilian was killed by gunmen in Hawija town west Kirkuk yesterday evening.

-3 civilians were injured by gunmen near Al Tawheed mosque in Al Oroba neighborhood south Kirkuk yesterday evening.


-The spokesman of Basra province police Abdel Kareem Al Zobaidi said that gunmen killed the representative of Grand Ayat Allah Ali Al Sistani. Al Zobaidi said that gunmen killed Sayed Muslim Al Battat, the Imam of Al Orwa mosque in Al Fersi neighborhood downtown Basra city south Iraq at 9,00 pm yesterday evening.