Round-up of daily Violence in Iraq - Saturday 17 May 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.


Two civilians were injured in a roadside bomb in Tunis Street in downtown Baghdad around 9:00

Three members of Adhemiyah Shawa council (Adhemiyah awakening council) were wounded in an IED that targeted their vehicle in al maghrib Street in Adhemiyah neighborhood in north of Baghdad around 10:00 a.m.

Around 10:30 a.m. an IED exploded targeting an American convoy near Shaab stadium in east Baghdad. No casualties reported.

Three civilians were wounded in a roadside bomb that targeted a patrol o the Iraqi army in Shaab neighborhood in north Baghdad.

Medical sources in Sadr hospital said that the hospital received the bodies of six civilians who were shot by a sniper without any further details about the circumstances of the incidents. The source also confirmed that the hospital received 16 civilians including children who were wounded by a sniper.

Police found five unidentified bodies throughout Baghdad (2 bodies in New Baghdad, 1 body in Ur, 1 body in Saidiyah and 1 body in Amil)


Two civilians including a woman were killed and 10 others wounded when a suicide woman wearing an explosive vest detonated herself targeting a Sahwa council office (awakening council office) in downtown Baquba city around 11:30 a.m.


Two civilians were killed and two others were wounded in a bomb explosion in Baghdad street in downtown Kirkuk city around 9:00 p.m. on Friday night.


An officer in the Iraqi army was killed and two soldiers were wounded in a roadside bomb that targeted their vehicle near al Salam village north of Tikrit city around 10:00 a.m.


Around 4:30 p.m. a bicycle bomb exploded downtown Falluja city west of Baghdad causing no casualties. The explosion caused damages in some shops.