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Round-up of Daily Violence in Iraq, Thursday 10 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.

Baghdad

An IED targeted a US military convoy on the main route from Baghdad al-Jadeeda to Sadr city at 3 am Thursday. No casualties were reported.

US military carries out air strikes in Sadr city, northwest Baghdad, and Shoala, northeast Baghdad around dawn Thursday. No casualties report was available at the time of publication.

A roadside bomb targeted a police patrol near Sheik Abdulqadir al-Gailani Shrine, downtown Baghdad wounding 2 policemen and destroying their vehicle.

A roadside bomb targeted a police patrol in al-Shaab Stadium intersection, Zayuna, east Baghdad wounding 3 policemen and 2 civilians.

A mortar round fell on a house in al-Shuhadaa, Bayaa area at 4.30 pm today, wounding 3 of its inhabitants and causing material damages to the house.

2 unidentified bodies were found in Baghdad by Iraqi Police today. 1 in Ur and 1 in al-Alaam.

Salahuddin

Gunmen assassinated the Ministry of Interior's representative in the Directorate of Police in Tuz Khormatu, 110 km to the east of Tikrit. He was driving in the city centre with one of his relatives when gunmen opened fire upon the vehicle killing both the MOI representative and his relative at around 9.30 pm Wednesday.

Head of the Municipal Council of Dor, 160 km to the north of Baghdad survived an assassination attempt as a roadside bomb targeted his car when he drove to work at 9.30 this morning.

Nineveh

8 mortar rounds fell on a residential neighbourhood, al-Sumood, south Mosul, wounding 11 civilians including women and children.

A member of the PUK was killed by gunmen today, Thursday. He was abducted between Amian and Ismawa, east Nineveh Wednesday evening on his way home.

Two car bombs driven by suicide bombers exploded in Mosul early this morning. The first exploded targeting a police patrol, killing 3 policemen and one civilian. As bystanders came to their aid the other car was driven close enough to the scene to explode wounding 25 civilians.

Kirkuk

Gunmen wearing military uniform opened fire upon a house in al-Askari neighbourhood in the Hawija area, killing two boys, between 10 and 15 years of age and wounding their parents.

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