Round-up of Daily Violence in Iraq - Saturday 8 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 targeted civilians in al-Qahira neighbourhood, northern Baghdad at around 10 a.m. Saturday killing one and injuring seven others.

A roadside bomb targeted a U.S. military convoy in Talbiyah, eastern Baghdad. No casualties were reported.

A roadside bomb targeted an Iraqi army patrol in Amil neighbourhood, southwestern Baghdad, at 8.30 p.m. injuring two civilians and one soldier.

One unidentified body was found in Obaidi neighbourhood, Saturday by Iraqi police.


A gunman fired at Iraqi security forces and Sahwa forces in al-Multaqa district, to the west of Kirkuk city and injured one soldier. The forces returned fire and killed the gunman.


A suicide bomber wearing an explosive vest targeted al-Jazeera checkpoint, 20 km to the northeast of Ramadi city at 2.30 p.m. Saturday, injuring three female inspectors with the police force and four policemen. About fifteen minutes later and after a crowd had gathered; a suicide car bomb wanted to get into the crowd but was detected by the police who opened fire at the car which detonated at a distance killing eight civilians, injuring ten.


A roadside bomb targeted Iraqi security forces in Mosul killing one soldier, injuring another.