Round-up of Daily Violence in Iraq-Saturday 29 March 2008

The daily Iraq 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.


- Ten mortar shells hit the Green Zoon today.

- Two mortar shells hit Arasat neighborhood, no casualties were reported.

- A roadside bomb targeted an Iraqi army vehicle in Al Amil neighborhood, killing one soldier and injuring three others.

- A mortar shell hit a house in Al Mansour neighborhood, injuring two members of one family.

-Police found two dead bodies throughout Baghdad, one in Sadr city and one in Baladiyat.


- An air strike targeted a vehicle used by gunmen in Al Hayaniyah neighborhood, killing 6 gunmen and 2 civilians and injuring 7, eyewitnesses said. U.S. military said an AC130 airplane bombed a house and a truck western Basra killing six.

- U.S. jet bombed targets in Al Maqal area, north of Basra, killing three gunmen and injuring two, according to eye witnesses. Late Saturday U.S. airplanes bombed a mosque in Al Maqal area and targets in other areas of the city injuring seven militia members, eye witnesses said. U.S. military said that an air strike killed 11 and injured 22 near Basra today.

- Basra morgue received today 39 dead bodies of citizens were killed in clashes.


- Mortar shells slammed into Khan Bani Saad town (about 9 miles south of Baquba) killing three members of one family.

- A U.S. aerial fire targeted a truck (Kia) in Al Atheem (31 Miles north of Baquba) killing 4 members of one family; the parents and their two children today, Iraqi police said. U.S. military said they have no reports of the incident.

- Iraqi security forces found 5 dead bodies in Muqdadiyah.

Al Anbar

- Two suicide bomber driving car bombs targeted police stations in different areas of Garam east of Fallujah today, the first didn’t reach its target and killed two kids were nearby and the second suicide killed two police men.