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Round-up of Daily Violence in Iraq - Wednesday 21 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.

Baghdad

Four civilians were injured in a bomb explosion in Beirut intersection in east Baghdad around 8:00 a.m.

Three civilians were killed and nine others wounded in a parked car bomb near Sa’a restaurant in Mansour neighborhood in west Baghdad around 3:00 p.m.

Four civilians were wounded in a parked car bomb in Harthiyah, part of Mansour neighborhood in west Baghdad around 3:00 p.m.

Gunmen assassinated Colonel Abdul Kareem Muhsin, the director of the protection department in the ministry of transportation while he was in his way back home on Mohammed al Qasim high way in east Baghdad around 3:00 p.m.

Around 6:00 p.m. a parked car bomb exploded in Atifiyah neighborhood in north Baghdad targeting a US military convoy. No casualties reported.

On Wednesday morning, an IED attached to the car of Judge Qasim Ali Motar, the judge in the investigation court in Abo Ghraib while the judge was driving to work in Abo Ghraib district in west Baghdad. Judge Qasim was injured seriously and lost one of the his legs in the explosion.

Police found five unidentified bodies throughout Baghdad (1 body in UR, 1 body Zayuna, 1 body in Doura, 1 body in al Risalah and 1 body Saidiyah)

Diyala

Gunmen attacked a checkpoint in Sheikh Baba district, part of jalawla northeast of Baquba city killing four Kurdish security members known as (Asayish). The Asayish forces attacked al Shawathib area in the same district and arrested 15 young men. Two hours later, the bodies of two of the 15 young men were found while no information provided about the others.

An Iraqi army force raided al Gobba area northeast of Baquba. The force arrested three suspects and found a weapon cache in a mosque of Qaida supporters.

Iraqi army found two mass grave yards in al Abbara area south of Baquba city. The first grave included three corpses while the second grave included seven corpses.

Nineveh

Gunmen kidnapped 12 members of the rapid respond near al Ba’aj village southwest of Mosul city on Monday night killing eleven of them and injuring the last soldier in his leg.

Anbar

A member of Sahwa was killed and three others were injured in a suicide attack done by a suicide woman wearing an explosive vest. The woman attacked one of the headquarters of Sahwa councils in the center of Rutba city 280 miles west of Baghdad on Wednesday morning.

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