Round-up of Daily Violence in Iraq, Monday 16 June 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.


Two IEDs exploded near Ibn al-Haithem College for Education, Adhamiya, north Baghdad, Monday.The first exploded targeting the army checkpoint at 9 am, killing one serviceman, injuring three servicemen and five students. Fifteen minutes later the second bomb exploded in the same vicinity, injuring four students who had come close in order to aid the victims.

One mortar round fell on the checkpoint in Khadhraa, west Baghdad killing one policeman and one Sahwa member at 3 pm Monday. The explosion also injured four civilians, two policemen and two Sahwa members.

An adhesive bomb stuck to a civilian car exploded in Raghiba Khatoon, northern Baghdad at 4 pm seriously injuring the driver.

Two unidentified bodies were found in Baghdad today by Iraqi Police. One in Amin and one in Saidiyah.


Gunmen exploded the house of a member of the PUK in Rashidiyah neighbourhood, central Mosul.Another IED exploded in front of the house of a member of the Iraqi Communist Party, and one in front of the house of an army serviceman in the same neighbourhood, killing a child, injuring two young men, and yet another explosion targeted the house of an army officer. All explosions took place at 3 am Monday, all in the same neighbourhood, causing great material damage to all four homes.


A roadside bomb targeted a Sahwa checkpoint in Abu Fayadh neighbourhood, Buhruz district 15 km to the south of Baquba killing three Sahwa members, injuring one.


An electrician at work on the high voltage lines on the main route from Kirkuk to al-Rashad was injured when a roadside bomb exploded not far away, Monday afternoon.