Round-up of Daily Violence in Iraq - Saturday 5 April 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.


Three civilians were killed and 16 others were injured when a bomb exploded inside a bus in Beirut intersection in east Baghdad around 8:00 a.m.

Gunmen assassinated Yousif Adel, a priest in Mar Botros church in Karrada district in downtown Baghdad around 12:00 p.m.

Two civilians were injured when two mortar shells hit Rustomiyah district in southeast Baghdad around 12:15 p.m.

Gunmen assassinated Brigadier General Sadi Rzoqi, an employee in the ministry of interior affairs. The incident took place on Mohammed al Qasim high way in east Baghdad around 3:15 p.m.

Two civilians were injured in an IED explosion which was attached to their vehicle. The explosion took place in al Qahira neighborhood in north Baghdad around 5:00 p.m.

A civilian was killed and seven others wounded when a mortar shell hit Jurf al Naddaf area in east Baghdad around 7:00 p.m.

Police found seven unidentified bodies I Baghdad today in the following neighborhoods (2 bodies in al Khilani intersection, 2 bodies in Bayaa, 1 body in Karrada, 1 body in Amil and 1 body in Zayuna)


Three policemen including an officer were injured in an IED explosion near the police academy in downtown Kirkuk city north of Baghdad on Friday night.