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Round-up of daily Violence in Iraq - Saturday 3 November 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.

Baghdad

A civilian was killed and 3 policemen (national police members) were injured in a IED explosion that targeted their patrol near Al Elwiyah children hospital in Karrada neighborhood downtown Baghdad around 2,00 pm.

3 Iranian pilgrims were injured when gunmen opened fire targeting their the pilgrims’ bus (Toyota Coaster Bus) in Adan square in Hurriyah neighborhood northwest Baghdad around 3,00 pm. The pilgrims were coming from Karbala city to visit Kadhemiyah holy shrine.

A civilian was killed and 4 others wounded in a parked car bomb in Mansour neighborhood west Baghdad around 4,00 pm.

2 civilians were injured when a mortar shell hit Al Kindi Street in Harthiyah neighborhood west Baghdad around 4,30 pm.

Police found 4 anonymous bodies in Baghdad today in the following g neighborhoods (1 body in Amil, 1 body in Doura, 1 body in Saidiyah and 1 body in Sleikh.

Diyala

Police found 6 anonymous bodies in Kahlis town north of Baquba city today afternoon. Signs of torture was obvious on the handcuffed eyes folded bodies and they were shot in different parts, police said

Babil

A policeman was killed and another one was injured in an IED explosion that targeted their patrol in Al Mahaweel town north of Hilla city around 7,40 am.

Basra

The commander of the Basra operation room Lieutenant General Mohan Hafidh and Basra police commander Major General Jaleel Khalaf survived from an assassination attempt when an IED exploded targeting their convoy near Shat Al Arab hotel north Basra city around 11,10 am.

Wasit

The president of Wasit University Dr. Jabbar Yasir Al Maiyahi survived from an assassination attempt when gunmen attacked him while he was visiting the new building of college of medicine early morning today. 3 guards of Al Maiyahi were injured in the incident.

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