Round-up of Daily Violence in Iraq - Monday 1 February, 2010

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 female suicide bomber wearing a suicide belt walked into a tent that serves pilgrims walking to Karbala and detonated amidst a large number of pilgrims killing 41 and injuring 104, said Iraqi police. The explosion took place in Boob al Sham, a northeastern Baghdad suburb just at noon prayers, Monday.

A roadside bomb targeted a police patrol in Saidiyah neighbourhood, south Baghdad at 8.30 a.m. Monday, causing material damages only.


During the last week of January, four civilians and one Lieutenant Colonel in the former Iraqi army were killed in individual incidents by insurgents carrying pistols fitted with silencers in the city of Mosul, as was the mayor of al Intisar neighbourhood, Jassim Atiya. While one suicide bomber detonated at the entrance to the police station in Zummar district, northeast Mosul, injuring four policemen, and three insurgents were killed and one injured during clashes with the U.S. military, said Iraqi police. The U.S. military took possession of the bodies in order to conduct an investigation, said Iraqi police.