Round-up of Daily Violence in Iraq - Tuesday 22 April 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.


Five people were wounded (2 policemen and 3 civilians) in an IED explosion that targeted a police convoy in Zafaraniyah area southeast Baghdad around 8:00 a.m.

Around 8:00 a.m. gunmen assassinated an employee of Baghdad municipality while he was driving his car in Shoala intersection west Baghdad.

2 people including a soldier were killed and 20 others including two soldiers were injured in a parked car bomb near al Sa’a reaturant in Mansour neighborhood west Baghdad around 3:30 p.m.

Two policemen were injured in an IED explosion that targeted their patrol in Bayaa neighborhood south Baghdad around 6:00 p.m.

A soldier was injured when gunmen opened fire targeting a check point of the Iraqi army in al-Neiriyah neighborhood in east Baghdad around 8:00 p.m.

Five people were killed and eight others wounded when four mortar shells hit New Baghdad neighborhood in east Baghdad around 8:00 p.m.

Police found three unidentified bodies throughout Baghdad (1 body in Hurriyah, 1 body in Baladiyat and 1 body in Tobchi)


Four civilians were killed and 21 people including three policemen were wounded when a suicide truck bomb targeted a joint checkpoint of Iraqi police and Sahwa council (awakening council) in Sofiyah area in the entrance of Ramadi city west of Baghdad around 10:30 a.m.


A police source in Kirkuk province said that a gunman was killed and two others were wounded when an insurgents group attacked a checkpoint in al Sirat village, part of Douz district south of Kirkuk city on Monday evening.

A member in the PUK party and three of his guards were injured in an IED explosion that targeted their convoy in Tayaran intersection in downtown Kirkuk city on Monday evening.


A civilian was killed and ten others wounded in parked car bomb near the building of Nineveh province in downtown Mosul city on Tuesday afternoon.

A man and his daughter were injured when a roa side bomb exploded near car in al Arabi neighborhood in north Mosul om Tuesday afternoon.


A police source in Jalawlaa district northeast of Baquba said that a suicide female bomber wearing an explosive vest detonated herself near the police station of Jalawlaa around 6:00 p.m. killing eight people including five policemen one of them is a captain and inuring 17 including two policemen.