Round-up of Daily Violence in Iraq, Thursday 14 August 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.


A roadside bomb targeted a police patrol in Zafaraniyah, southeastern Baghdad at 7.45 a.m. Thursday killing one policeman and injuring five pilgrims walking to Karbala for the Shabani pilgrimage on Sunday, August 17.

A roadside bomb targeted a U.S. military convoy near al-Ghadeer Bridge, eastern Baghdad at 11 a.m. No casualties were reported.

A roadside bomb targeted pilgrims near al-Taharriyat Square in Karrada, central Baghdad at 2 p.m. Thursday killing one pilgrim, injuring seven others.

A female suicide bomber targeted pilgrims in a service tent in Iskanderiyah, to the south of Baghdad killing at least fifteen, injuring forty. Casualties are expected to rise as many have been seriously wounded.

One unidentified body was found in Amiriya neighbourhood by Iraqi Police, Thursday.


An abandoned car was reported near the Security Forces' recruiting centre in Tikrit. After inspection of the car, the team found that it was booby trapped and ready for use and so detonated it under control with no casualties.


A roadside bomb detonated in a field near Baquba killing an eight year old girl, injuring both her mother and sister.

A roadside bomb targeted a National Police patrol in Baquba Wednesday, killing two policemen, injuring three.


Gunmen shot a policeman dead in Mosul, Thursday.