Round-up of Daily Violence in Iraq - Monday 16 November, 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 a checkpoint manned Iraqi army in Mansour, downtown Baghdad, Monday, killing two servicemen and injuring six civilians.

A group of armed men dressed in Iraqi Army uniforms attacked two villages in Abu Ghraib, west Baghdad, and kidnapped and then killed 13 men: eight were killed by gunshot fire and then mutilated, and five were beheaded.

A booby trapped weapons cache in Qara Ghol area in the city of Mahmoudiyah, 40 km to the south of Baghdad blew up while Iraqi security forces were investigating it, Monday. The explosion killed three servicemen and injured six others.


Two simultaneous explosions targeted two houses in which policemen lived in Fallujah before dawn, Monday. In the first house, an IED placed in a large patrol container was used and four family members including children were badly wounded. The second house was partly destroyed by the explosion in which two family members were wounded.

Three simultaneous explosions targeted houses in which policemen lived in Fallujah at around 7.30 p.m. Monday, injuring eight people including four policemen, two of whom are critical.


Gunmen in a speeding car opened fire upon three people in Rabrin neighbourhood, eastern Kirkuk, Monday, killing one, who was a member of the Kurdish intelligence, the Asayesh and injuring the other two who are civilians.

A parked car bomb targeted civilians near a shrine holy to the Kaka'i sect in one of the crowded marketplaces in central Kirkuk killing six civilians, injuring another eight. The explosion also caused great material damage to the nearby shops.