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 killed and seven others were injured when a bomb exploded inside a bus in Fdheliyah intersection in east Baghdad around 1:00 p.m.
Three border guards were injured in an IED explosion on the main street of Khanaqin- Naftkhana northeast Diyala province on Saturday morning.
- A roadside bomb detonated near an A Sahwa checkpoint in Bani Saad town (southwest Baquba). One person. was killed and two others were injured.
- Around 5 p.m., a female suicide bomber targeted a café in Qara Taba (north Baquba), injuring39 people, iincluding,ten border gaurds, three policemen and three Asayish members of the Kurdistan security forces.
- Gunmen opened fire on a checkpoint in the Abila neighborhood (north Basra). One policeman was injured. Police surrounded the area and arrested 20 male suspects.
- A clash took place between Asayish , the Kurdistan security force, and drug smugglers on the Iraqi – Iranian border ( 65 miles northeast Sulaimaniyah). One security officer was injured .
An IED exploded on Kirkuk – Taza street south of Kirkuk city on Saturday morning. No casualties reported.