Round-up of Daily Violence in Iraq, Friday 9 May 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.


4 mortar rounds slammed into the Green Zone at 3.30 pm Friday. No casualties were reported.

1 Katyusha rocket hit al-Harthiyah neighbourhood, central Baghdad at 3.45 pm. It slammed into an empty area and injured 3 civilians.

1 Katyusha rocket slammed into the BBC Baghdad Bureau building near Kahramana roundabout in Karrada, central Baghdad. The rocket penetrated the roof and lodged into the building without exploding and caused material damages only.

Casualties in Sadr city for the last 24 hours stand at 14 men and 1 woman killed and 112 wounded many of whom are women, children and elderly people according to medical sources inside Sadr city.

8 people injured during air strikes by US forces on Obaidi neighbourhood, east Baghdad and Fdhailiyah neighbourhood near Sadr city at 4 pm, said Iraqi police. No comment was available from the US military at the time of publication.

1 mortar round fell on Fdhailiyah neighbourhood, northeast Baghdad at around 5 pm killing 2 civilians, injuring another 8.

2 mortar rounds fell on the Green Zone at 5.15 pm. No casualties were reported.

1 mortar round fell on Palestine Street east of central Baghdad at 6 pm; it hit a house and injured 3 of its inhabitants.

2 unidentified bodies were found in Baghdad by Iraqi Police today. 1 in Obaidi and 1 in Saidiyah.


A curfew has been imposed upon the city of Mosul and all its suburbs and districts starting from 6 pm Friday until further notice.