Round-up of Daily Violence in Iraq - Thursday 16 JUly 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 pilgrims in Talayi Square, Haifa Street, central Baghdad at 7.30 a.m. Thursday wounding eight pilgrims. Pilgrims are flooding Baghdad from all over the country, on foot, to visit the shrine of Imam Musa al Kathim in Kathimiyah neighbourhood, northeastern Baghdad to commemorate The Imam's martyrdom during the coming days.


An Iraqi Emergency Force killed a policeman while attempting to detain him in in his home in Garma neighbourhood, 20 km to the north of Fallujah, Thursday morning.

The Iraqi security forces shot dead a suicide bomber driving a car bomb in Halabsa intersection in western Fallujah, Thursday. The car bomb was later detonated under control.