Round-up of Daily Violence in Iraq, Wednesday 19 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 truck bomb parked under Mohammed al Qassim Traffic Bridge in front of the Ministry of Finance in Waziriyah, northern Baghdad went off at 10 30 a.m. Wednesday killing 35 civilians, injuring 228 others. The explosion also brought down 50 meters of one side of the traffic bridge, caused material damage to the ministry building and burned a large number of cars.

A truck bomb parked in a parking lot near the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, near one of the entrances into the Green Zone in central Baghdad went off at 10.55 a.m. killing 60, injuring 315 others. The explosion also caused material damage to the ministry building and burned 44 cars said a ministry spokesman.A roadside bomb exploded in Waziriyah, northern Baghdad at 8 a.m. Wednesday. No casualties were reported.

A roadside bomb exploded in Qahira, northern Baghdad at 9 a.m. Wednesday. No casualties were reported.

A mortar round targeted Kifah neighbourhood in central Baghdad at 10.45 a.m. Wednesday, injuring four civilians.

A mortar round landed between Mansour Hotel and al Rasheed theatre in Salhiyah neighbourhood, central Baghdad at 10.50 a.m. Wednesday injuring two civilians.

Two roadside bombs went off simultaneously in Palestine Street near Beirut Square, not far from Mustansiriyah University campus in northeastern Baghdad at 11 a.m. Wednesday injuring 10 civilians.

A roadside bomb targeted civilians on the main thoroughfare between Amil and Bayaa neighbouhoods in southwest Baghdad at 11 a.m. Wednesday injuring three civilians.

Three mortar rounds targeted the Green Zone at around 10.30 a.m. Wednesday. No casualties were reported.

One truck bomb parked near Ibn al Bitar Hospital in Salhiyah, central Baghdad was captured and defused at around 1 p.m. Wednesday. It was carrying one tonne of explosives, according to Iraqi police.


A parked car bomb targeted the motorcade Chief of Habbaniyah Police, Col. Khalid al Khirbeet, in Khalbiyah area. 30 km to the east of Fallujah at noon, Wednesday, seriously injuring two of his security personnel.


Gunmen shot dead a civilian in Hamam al Aleel in central Kirkuk, Tuesday.

Gunmen kidnapped former administrator of the Kirkuk Children's Hospital, Dr. Semeer Gorgis late Tuesday. Kirkuk police said that the Christian doctor's body was found in Shaterloo neighbourhood in central Kirkuk, Wednesday.

Gunmen assassinated Sabah Dawood, Christian citizen, in Shaterloo neighbourhood late Tuesday.


A roadside bomb targeted a police patrol in Faisaliyah neighbourhood Wednesday afternoon injuring two policemen and four civilians.