Round-up of Daily Violence in Iraq - Monday 21 July 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.


Gunmen detonated the house of the mother of Mithal al Alosi, a lawmaker in the Iraqi parliament in al Jamia’a neighborhood in west Baghdad on Monday morning. The house was empty when the explosion happened.

Five civilians were injured in an explosion of a bomb that was attached to a private car in al Tobchi neighborhood in west Baghdad around 12:00 p.m.

Police found one unidentified body in Nahdha neighborhood in east Baghdad.


Gunmen attacked alBowashi village south of Baquba city targeting Sahwa councils members (awakening councils) killing one member of Sahwa and kidnapping four.

Gumen killed the sheikh Abdul Ghaffar Abdullah; the sheikh of one of the branches of Obeidi tribe while he was in his way for a reconciliation meeting in Abo Saida area north of Baquba.

Seven people including five Sahwa members were killed and eight civilians were injured in a parked tractor bomb in Sadiyah area east of Baquba city around 8:00 p.m.


A bomb exploded inside the garden of the house of the father of Falluja police deputy chief Lieutenant Colonel Esa Sayer in al Shurta district in downtown Falluja city west of Baghdad around 6:00 a.m. Five people were injured including a 5 years kid who was seriously injured.

A bomb exploded inside the garden of the house of CPT Asif Ghazi, an officer in Falluja police. The explosion took place in al Mualimeen district in downtown Falluja around 6:00 a.m. the explosion caused damages to the house. No casualties reported. Two other bombs were found near the house and there were detonated under control.


Gunmen attacked a check point for the Iraqi army in Mosul city killing tow soldiers.


Gunmen killed Soran Hama, the bureau chief of Liven magazine (a Kurdih magazine) near his house in Rasheedaw neighborhood in downtown Kirkuk city on Monday evening.