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Round-up of Daily Violence in Iraq - Saturday 22 March 2008

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 three others were wounded in an IED explosion that targeted a bus in al Amin area in east Baghdad around 7:00 a.m.

Around 8:00 a.m. two mortar shells hit the amusement club in al Yarmouk neighborhood in west Baghdad. No casualties were reported.

Three civilians were wounded in an IED explosion in al Kam Street in Adhemiyah neighborhood in north of Baghdad around 11.00 a.m.

Around 1:00 p.m. an IED exploded in Mansour neighborhood west Baghdad. Six people were wounded including two members of Sahwa council in Mansour.

Police found three bodies in Baghdad as the following (1 body in Mansour, 1 body in Baladiyat and the last body was found in Palestine Street.

Baquba

Three civilians were killed including a policeman and two other civilians were wounded when a check point of the local supporting committees opened fire on their car in Sarajiq village in Salam district, part of Khalis town 9miles north of Baquba around 9:00 a.m. local police of Salam district said.

Kirkuk

A civilian was killed and five policemen were injured in an IED explosion in al Tayran square in downtown Kirkuk city on Saturday morning.

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