Round-up of Daily Violence in Iraq - Thursday 5 March 2009

The daily Iraqi 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.


Around 8 a.m. gunmen attacked with machineguns Brigadier General Salam Solaiman, an officer in the ministry of interior affairs near al Gailani fuel station in downtown Baghdad injuring him seriously.

Three people (a policeman and two civilians) were injured by a roadside bomb in al Nosoor square in Yarmouk neighborhood west Baghdad around 10 a.m.

A member of awakening council was killed and three civilians were injured by a roadside bomb in Saidiyah neighborhood around 7 p.m.


14 civilians were killed and 55 others were injured by a parked car bomb in near a livestock market in Hamza al Gharbi area south of Hilla city around 8 a.m.


An Iraq soldier was killed and seven people were injured by a suicide car bomb in north Mosul city around 3 p.m.

A sniper shot dead an Iraq soldier in west Mosul city on Wednesday evening.

An Iraqi soldier was killed by a roadside bomb that targeted a vehicle for the Iraqi army in west Mosul around 8 p.m.