Round-up of Daily Violence in Iraq - Wednesday 8 July, 2009

The daily Iraqi 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.


An insurgent threw a hand bomb at a police patrol in Ghazi Street, central Mosul, Wednesday afternoon, injuring seven people including two police officers.

A car exploded in Zummar neighbourhood, northwestern Mosul killing the two people inside the car. The explosion came about because the car was transporting an IED, Iraqi police said.

A roadside bomb targeted a police patrol in Bab Sinjar neighbourhood in west Mosul seriously wounding one woman.

A roadside bomb was planted on the doorstep of a house in Ras al Jada neighbourhood, western Mosul, injuring the father of the family.

Two car bombs went off simultaneously at 8 p.m. Wednesday, the first in Ba'wiza, that claimed the lives of 12 civilians and wounded 28 others and the second in al Gubba, an adjacent neighbourhood in northern Mosul, that injured seven civilians.