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.
An Iraqi Army checkpoint manned by both army servicemen and Sahwa members, a U.S. backed militia, was attacked by gunmen in Ghazaliyah, west Baghdad at 3 p.m. Friday. The army cordoned the neighbourhood and casualties are still unknown.