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Round-up of Daily Violence in Iraq - Wednesday 24 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 behind the general hospital in Habibiyah neighbourhood, northeastern Baghdad at 8.30 a.m. Wednesday, injuring two civilians and causing damages to a U.S. military vehicle. No casualties were reported by the U.S. military.

A guard in the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, in central Baghdad, was targeted by sniper fire at 2.30 p.m. Wednesday. He was injured and taken for treatment.

A booby trapped motorcycle parked by the sidewalk in Mraydi open air market detonated targeting civilians at 6.45 p.m. Wednesday. The explosion killed 60 people and injured another 135.

A roadside bomb targeted a billiard parlour in Jihad neighbourhood, western Baghdad early Wednesday evening killing one young man of 18 and injuring 10 others.

A roadside bomb targeted civilians in the commercial street of Saidiyah neighbourhood in southwest Baghdad at 9 p.m. Wednesday injuring four young men.

Nineveh

An insurgent threw a home made bomb at a U.S. military convoy in Bab al Toob neighbourhood, central Mosul at 8 a.m. Wednesday injuring eight civilians.

A roadside bomb targeted an Iraqi army patrol in Denadan neighbourhood, central Mosul at 9 a.m. Wednesday killing one soldier and injuring three soldiers and two civilians.

A roadside bomb targeted a police patrol in al Farooq neighbourhood late tuesday killing one police officer and injuring four others.

Mosul River police found the body of a woman around 45 years of age on the bank of the Tigris in central Mosul. There was evidence of gun fire shots to the head and chest.

Kirkuk

Insurgent Yaseen Salam died Wednesday when an IED he was planting in Rashad neighbourhood exploded while he was handling it.

A roadside bomb targeted street cleaners in downtown Kirkuk seriously injuring four, one of whom is in critical condition.

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