Round-up of Daily Violence in Iraq - Friday 12 June 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.


Iraq's leading Sunni lawmaker, Harith al Obaidi, was assassinated as he finished giving the Friday speech at a mosque near his home in western Baghdad. A young man approached him in al Shawaf mosque in Yarmouk neighborhood and shot him several times; then there was a shootout during which four people were killed including the gunman, Iraqi police said. Twelve people were injured during the firefight.

A roadside bomb targeted a U.S. military convoy in Mashtal neighbourhood, eastern Baghdad Friday morning destroying one military vehicle. No casualties were reported by the U.S. Military.

A roadside bomb exploded in New Baghdad, eastern Baghdad at 9.30 a.m. Friday killing two civilians and injuring 10 others.


A roadside bomb targeted civilians in al Iskan neighbourhood, a commercial area specialized in car dealerships in the western part of the city of Karbala, not far from the Shrine of Imam al Hussein late Thursday killing two civilians and injuring four.


A roadside bomb targeted Police and Sahwa forces on the main highway near Dibis village, Hawijah district in the west of Kirkuk province Thursday without causing any casualties only some damages to the vehicles.


Gunmen broke into a house in Baladruz, 45 km to the east of Baquba at 2.30 a.m. Friday and killed two females, a mother and daughter and got away before security forces arrived.

A roadside bomb planted on the main route between Abu Khemees village and Buhruz, 6 km to the south of Baquba targeting cars on the highway without causing any damages.