Round-up of Daily Violence in Iraq - Saturday 1 November 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 was discovered and later safely defused by the bomb squad in al-Bataween neighbourhood, central Baghdad at noon, Saturday.


A land mine detonated in an open area in al-Shiaiba, 30 km to the west of Basra city, Friday evening, where children get together to play. The explosion killed one boy and severely injured another.


A shepherd accidentally set off an unexploded mortar shell in al-Tarqiyah village, to the west of Kirkuk city, Friday. He was injured and taken for treatment.

Local police found an IED near the police station in First Qadisiyah neighbourhood, central Kirkuk at 6.30 p.m. and were able to defuse it without damages or casualties.


Turkish artillery heavily bombarded villages in Amidi district, to the northeast of Dohuk city, Friday spreading fear amongst the residents without causing any casualties.


Three gunmen driving a green sedan approached a checkpoint in al-Sukkar neighbourhood and opened fire at the Iraqi security forces manning it, killing two soldiers.

A roadside bomb targeted a police patrol in the industrial neighbourhood of al-Karama, central Mosul injuring two policemen.

A parked car bomb targeted a police patrol in Baghdad Street, southern Mosul injuring two policemen.


A roadside bomb exploded in al-Rabea village, Khanaqeen district at 8 a.m. Saturday injuring one civilian.

Gunmen abducted Omar Owaid Nasir near Himreen bridge, Saadiyah district, in northeastern Diyala late Friday. The gunmen took the man and left his car on the street.


The observation post at the checkpoint across the main road from Camp Tariq, currently being used as an American military base in Garma, 18 km to the northeast of Fallujah, was blown up with an IED at 10 a.m. Saturday. The two Iraqi soldiers manning the post were killed.

A roadside bomb targeted a police patrol on the Sbaihat road near Garma this afternoon causing damages to the vehicle.