Round-up of Daily Violence in Iraq - Thursday 28 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 a U.S. military convoy in Palestine Street, northeast Baghdad at 11 a.m. Thursday. No casualties were reported.


Several Katyusha rockets targeted the U.S. military base near the Basra International Airport on Tuesday night. It is the first rocket attack against the base since the withdrawal of the British forces. The attack caused no casualties or damages said a U.S. military spokesman. Meanwhile, three other rockets which were ready to be fired were found by Iraqi security forces in Abu Skhair in the northern outskirts of Basra city.


Talib Chiad, a leading recruiter for the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq was killed by gunmen who targeted him inside his house with sniper fire Thursday morning. He was also a Local Council member in Siniyah district where he lived.


Iraqi security forces were able to defuse an IED that contains 100 tons of TNT put inside an Oxygen cylinder planted on the side of the main route between Tikrit and Kirkuk.


A roadside bomb targeted a member of the Provincial Council in al Wihda neighborhood, central Mosul Thursday killing one civilian and injuring four others.

- Gunmen broke into a house in Rashidiyah neighborhood in northern Mosul on Thursday night. They killed a woman and ran away without further details, police said.

- A roadside bomb detonated under control by police on the main route that links Mosul with Baghdad on Thursday evening. No casualties reported.