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Round-up of Daily Violence in Iraq - Thursday 8 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.

Diyala

Two roadside bombs targeted an Iraqi Army patrol in Jalowlaa, to the northeast of Baquba Thursday morning killing six soldiers, injuring three others.

Basra

Three rockets were fired from a vehicle at 8.30 p.m. Thursday . One fell in al Mwafaqiyah neighbourhood, western Basra city injuring four civilians and the other two targeted an Iraqi Army checkpoint, but fell short and caused no casualties.

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