Round-up of Daily Violence in Iraq - Friday 17 October, 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.


A roadside bomb targeted worshipers leaving Seyid Hayder Shiite mosque after Friday prayers in Shaab neighbourhood, northern Baghdad at 1 p.m. killing one civilian, injuring four.


Qadir Aziz, a guard in a driver training establishment was killed by gunmen in Chamchamal district, to the northeast of Kirkuk city early Friday.


Iranian artillery bombarded six border villages in Bashder district, northeast Sulaimaniyah (province). The bombardment began at around 9.30 a.m. Friday, and continued until the afternoon. No casualties have been reported.

Three Turkish fighter planes bombed four border villages in Bashder district in northeast Sulaimaniyah other than the ones bombarded by the Iranian artillery. The attack started at around 1 p.m. and continued until 2 p.m. No casualties were reported.


An IED detonated while a gunman was planting it in front of the imam of Ali Bin Abi Talib Mosque's house, in Fallujah at 9.10 p.m. Friday. Sheikh Suleiman Ahmed al-Jumaili stepped outside his door just as the gunman was planting it. Both the gunman and the sheikh were killed.


A female suicide bomber was caught in central Baquba Friday morning. Nidhal Abdulwahid was suspected by security forces and stopped for questioning, and when searched was found to be wearing a suicide vest.