Round-up of Daily Violence in Iraq - Wednesday 12 August, 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 civilians in a bus station in the city of Mahmoudiyah, 30 km to the south of Baghdad, injuring three young men.


Insurgents threw two hand grenades at a house in Baaj, a predominantly Sunni Arab area, 120 km to the west of Mosul, Wednesday morning, killing the father, a guard, two sons who work as policemen and one little boy and injuring three other family members including a woman.

A high ranking officer in Nineveh police, Brig. Gen. Abdulhameed Khalaf Asfoor, was assassinated, Tuesday by gunmen. He was on his way home in Qayara, 80 km to the south of Mosul from a funeral.


Two women were kidnapped in Buhruz, southern Baquba, at 10 a.m. Tuesday and the police were able to capture the gang, four men, and release the women at 5 p.m. on the same day.

One man was kidnapped in Nahr al Hijiyah neighbourhood in Baquba on Tuesday.

One woman was kidnapped in al Amin neighbourhood, central Baquba, Monday. Police were able to capture the gang, three men, and free her Wednesday morning.


A suicide car bomb targeted a checkpoint manned by National Police in Ramadi at 9.30 a.m. Wednesday, killing one policeman and severely injuring two policemen and one civilian.


Three police officers were killed and four others injured while attempting to defuse a car bomb parked near the police station in Rahimawa, the largest Kurdish neighbourhood in the city of Kirkuk, late Wednesday afternoon.