Round-up of Daily Violence in Iraq - Wednesday 29 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.


In three separate incidents the Iraqi Security Forces detonated under control three parked car bombs in Abu Disheer and Hay al Mualimeen in southern Baghdad, and in Amil neighbourhood in southwestern Baghdad Wednesday morning.

A roadside bomb targeted a U.S. military convoy in Shaab neighbourhood, northern Baghdad at 3 p.m. Tuesday. No casualties were reported.

- Three parked car bombs detonated in sequence in a busy street in Sadr city in eastern Baghdad around 5:15 p.m. Forty one people were killed and sixty eight others were wounded.

- Around 6:50 p.m. a car bomb detonated in Risala neighborhood in west Baghdad on Wednesday. Five people were wounded.

- Around 7 p.m. a roadside bomb targeted an American patrol in Khadraa neighborhood in western Baghdad on Wednesday. No casualties reported.

- Two car bombs detonated in Hurriyah neighborhood in northwest Baghdad around 8:15 p.m. on Wednesday. Two people were killed and eight others were wounded.


A roadside bomb targeted a police patrol in Qahira neighbourhood, downtown Mosul Tuesday injuring three policemen.

A roadside bomb targeted a police patrol in New Mosul at 8 a.m. Wednesday injuring two policemen.


A thermal grenade targeted American soldiers near a marketplace in Riyadh district, western Kirkuk, Wednesday afternoon, local police said. The American returned fire, killing two civilians and injuring four others, one of whom was a woman, the police said. An American military spokesman said the attack targeted a joint U.S.-Iraqi patrol that was distributing micro-grant money requested by the people in the town to stimulate small business. The joint patrol was attacked by several individuals using a grenade and small arms fire and the unit returned fire, the U.S. said. The Americans added, “Current reports have been two enemy killed and one wounded. All three were taken to the Riyadh medical clinic. Coalition forces sustained one wounded, who is reported in good condition.”