Round-up of Daily Violence in Iraq - Wednesday 27 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 roadside bomb targeted the motorcade of a high ranking official in Karrada, central Baghdad at 9 a.m. Wednesday injuring two civilians and damaging one civilian car.

A parked car bomb exploded in an open air marker in Abu Ghraib area just as a U.S. military convoy drove away, at around noon Wednesday. The explosion injured 15 civilians. The American army confirmed the attack saying that “A Multi-National Division-Baghdad Soldier died of combat-related injuries after an improvised explosive device detonated near a patrol in western Baghdad May 27”.


A roadside bomb targeted an Iraqi Army patrol in al Islah al Ziraai neighbourhood, western Mosul Tuesday killing one soldier.

A roadside bomb targeted a police patrol in Shifaa neighbourhood, western Mosul Tuesday injuring two policemen.

- Gunmen opened fire at a man in Al-Dirkazliyah neighborhood in eastern Mosul on Wednesday. The man, who was a grocer, was killed at once.

- Gunmen riding a sedan car killed a civilian in Al-Intisar neighborhood in eastern Mosul on Wednesday.

- A roadside bomb targeted an Iraqi army patrol in Wadi Ighab (west of Mosul) on Wednesday. One person was wounded.