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Round-up of Daily Violence in Iraq - Tuesday 26 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.

Kirkuk

Six gunmen raided a house in al Jawala village to the southwest of Kirkuk City. They killed the father, Ali Ahmed Hussein and his two sons, Salah and Hussein. According to eyewitnesses they strolled around the village freely and threatened the same fate to any who cooperates with the government, said Chief of Districts Police in Kirkuk.

A roadside bomb targeted a pick up truck carrying two officers, members of a military inspection committee from the Iraqi Ministry of Defence and their driver in southern Kirkuk Tuesday. All three were severely injured and were taken to hospital for treatment.

Gunmen opened fire and killed a civilian in al Uruba neighbourhood in Kirkuk City Late Monday. Husham Abdullah Nejim was standing in front of his house watering the plants when he was shot.

Anbar

A high rank American official was killed with two other employees of the American Embassy in Baghdad by a roadside bomb in Fallujah on Monday afternoon, statement by Ambassador Christopher R. Hill on the Death of Embassy Baghdad Employees said confirming the incident which took place in Fallujah yesterday with no information about casualties at that time.

Baghdad

- Around 3 p.m. a car bomb detonated in Mahmoudiyah town (south of Baghdad) on Tuesday. Three people were wounded.

- Around 9 p.m. a mortar round hit Al-Fidheiliya neighborhood in eastern Baghdad on Tuesday. Eight people were wounded.

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