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Round-up of Daily Violence in Iraq - Tuesday 23 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.

Baghdad

A roadside bomb targeted a U.S. military convoy in Shaab Stadium intersection, eastern Baghdad at 7 a.m. Tuesday. No casualties were reported.

A roadside bomb targeted a U.S. military convoy in al Amin neighbourhood, eastern Baghdad at noon Tuesday. No casualties were reported.

A roadside bomb targeted civilians in an open air market in Husseiniyah neighbourhood, northern Baghdad at 8 p.m. Monday. The explosion killed four civilians and injured 20 others, many of whom were women and children, Iraqi police said.

A roadside bomb targeted a National Police patrol in Yarmouk neighbourhood, western Baghdad at 10 p.m. Monday, injuring one policeman and one civilian.

Diyala

A roadside bomb targeted an Iraqi army patrol in Muqdadiyah, 30 km to the east of Baquba at dawn Tuesday. The explosion killed Lt.Col. Mohammed al Timimi and injured four other servicemen, one of whom was a Major who lost both his legs.

Niniveh

Armed confrontations broke out between the police and an armed group in al Jazair neighbourhood in eastern Mosul at around 2 p.m. Monday, resulting in the death of two policemen, one civilian and one gunman.

Gunmen opened fire and assassinated one civilian in Bab al Saray neighbourhood in central Mosul Monday afternoon.

Anbar

A booby trapped bicycle targeted the car of Fallujah City Council member for the Iraqi Islamic Party, Dr. Ammar Mohammed Chyad just as he left his clinic at 9 p.m. Monday. The explosion injured six civilians including Dr. Chyad, who is in critical condition in hospital.

Salahuddin

Four young boys between eight and ten were seriously injured in al Berriyah area 25 km to the east of Tikrit early Tuesday evening. They came upon unexploded ordinance, a cluster bomb left over from the last war, started fiddling with it, and it went off. Three of the four boys are in a critical situation.

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