Round-up of Daily Violence in Iraq - Saturday 6 December 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 sticky bomb stuck to a civilian pickup truck targeted civilians in al-Rasheed wholesale grocery market in Doura, southern Baghdad at 11 a.m. Saturday killing one civilian, injuring three others.

A roadside bomb targeted civilians in Qahira intersection, northern Baghdad at 3 p.m. injuring two civilians.

Two Iraqi Army servicemen were killed by sniper fire in Abu Ghraib, late Thursday afternoon.


Gunmen attacked the Sahwa office in al-Isaiwid village, 20 km to the east of Baquba. The attack began at around 1.30 a.m. Saturday. Three Sahwa members were killed and one was injured.

An IED exploded inside a café usually frequented by Sahwa members in Tahrir neighbourhood, southern Baquba at 4.30 p.m. Saturday, injuring 18 people including eight Sahwa members.


One policeman was killed during a fight that broke out between a group of policemen in Fallujah. Three policemen have been detained and one policeman escaped and is now being searched for. The investigation is ongoing but reasons behind the fight are still unknown.