Roundup of Daily Violence in Iraq-Friday 24 April 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.


- Two suicide bombers detonated within seconds of each other near the Kadhemiyah shrines in Kadhemiyah neighborhood around noon. At least 60 pilgrims were killed and 125 others were wounded , 25 Iranians were among the killed with 80 others wounded.

- Around 8:30 p.m. a magnetic bomb attached to a police officer’s car in Saidiyah neighborhood in southern Baghdad on Friday. Major Raad Meki was killed at once and three other people were wounded who were in the area.


- A car bomb detonated in Jalwlaa town in northeast Diyala targeting a police patrol around 7:15 p.m. Two people were killed and 26 others were wounded including 6 policemen.