Round-up of Daily Violence in Iraq - Tuesday 18 August 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.


Two civilians were killed and 15 others were wounded by a roadside bomb in Abu Disheer neighborhood around 9 p.m.


On Tuesday morning, a roadside bomb detonated in Wadi Hajar southern Mosul targeting the vehicle of a Colonel in the Iraqi army. The explosion injured one of the Colonel's guards.

Two policemen and two insurgents were injured while the insurgents were transferring the bomb in their car in downtown Mosul.

Gunmen driving a speeding car opened fire upon police checkpoint in downtown Mosul killing one policeman and injuring another.


Three policemen including a high rank police officer were wounded when a buried IED detonated while they were defusing another IED near a primary school in downtown Tikrit city.