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Round-up of Daily Violence in Iraq - Wednesday 17 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.

Baghdad

- A double explosion in Nahda in downtown Baghdad has killed 18 people and injured 52 others around 11 a.m. A car bomb detonated first targeting a traffic police patrol followed by a roadside bomb in a distance in a crowded area where the main bus station in Baghdad is located. Among the casualties, three traffic policemen who were killed and eight others were wounded in that incident

Mosul

- A magnetic bomb detonated under a civilian car in Thawra neighborhood in Mosul city yesterday night( on Tuesday). Two people were killed who were inside that car.

- A roadside bomb targeted a police patrol in Palestine street (south Mosul). Two people were killed and four others wounded including two policemen.

Kirkuk

- Gunmen kidnapped a citizen of Ulamaa neighborhood in Kirkuk city yesterday night.

- Gunmen opened fire on a civilian car in Sikanian (north of Kirkuk) injuring the driver on Tuesday night.

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