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Round-up of Daily Violence in Iraq - Saturday 3 January 2009

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 roadside bomb targeted a pickup truck carrying pilgrims on their way to Karbala in Zafaraniya, southeastern Baghdad at 5.30 p.m. Saturday injuring eight pilgrims.

A mortar round fell on a house in Palestine Street, eastern Baghdad at 8.50 p.m. Saturday. It hit the house squarely killing two and injuring seven members from one family.

Nineveh

Two brothers, tribal sheikhs of al Zubaid tribe were targeted with a sticky bomb that was attached to their car. The bomb went off in Sinjar, 120 km to the west of Mosul, Saturday afternoon, killed both brothers and injured a civilian pedestrian.

A roadside bomb targeted an Iraqi Army patrol in Sinjar, 120 km to the west of Mosul at 9 p.m. Friday injuring two civilians.

Gunmen attacked a police patrol near the shrine of al Nebi Younis in Mosul killing one policeman.

Anbar

Two schools were torched in the town of Garma, to the north east of Fallujah early Saturday. The schools were named as the poll stations for the up coming provincial elections. The police caught the criminals who turned out to be three young boys, eleven and twelve years of age who confessed to being members of Ashbal al Qaida, an organization that recruits and trains boys of that age. Curfew was announced in and arround the town.

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