Roundup of Daily Violence in Iraq-Saturday 23 May 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.


A mortar round hit the Green Zone at 9 a.m. Saturday. No casualties were reported.

A roadside bomb targeted a U.S. military convoy in Husseiniyah neighbourhood, northeastern Baghdad at noon Saturday. The explosion caused material damages to a Hummer vehicle said Iraqi Police. No casualties were reported.


Two unidentified bodies were found in Ishaqi district Saturday. There was evidence of torture and several gun fire wounds in the heads and in other parts of the bodies.


- A roadside bomb detonated in front of a high ranking police officer’s house in one of the villages of the Shura district in Sothern Mosul on Saturday. Lieutenant general Taha Mahmoud was wounded in the incident.

- A roadside bomb targeted a police patrol in Bab al-Tob in downtown Mosul at around noon on Saturday. Three policemen were wounded.


- A roadside bomb detonated in Khurnabat village (about 4 miles north of Baquba) while insurgents were about to plant it. Two of them were killed.

- Gunmen killed a 6 year old son of Sahwa leader in Abu Khamees (south of Buhriz about 3 miles south of Baquba) around 10 a.m.