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Round-up of Daily Violence in Iraq - Tuesday 27 July, 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.

Baghdad

A magnetic bomb that was stuck to a parked car detonated while being defused by a bomb squad, in Salhiyah neighbourhood, central Baghdad, Tuesday, causing no casualties.

A roadside bomb targeted a police patrol in Ghazaliyah neighbourhood, west Baghdad, Tuesday, killing one civilian and injuring two civilians and two policemen.

A suicide bomber driving a car bomb, detonated in front of the offices of a major media outlet, al Arabiya satellite channel, at 9.15 a.m. Monday, killing three of its security guards and a woman worker, and injuring 16 people, including Salam al Zoba'i, former deputy prime minister and MP in the new parliament for Ayad Allawi's secular Iraqiya bloc (who won by two seats in the March elections), who lives three doors away.

A roadside bomb targeted civilians in Jihad neighbourhood, west Baghdad, at 9 p.m. Monday, injuring two.

Karbala

A car bomb driven by a suicide bomber detonated, late Tuesday, targeting the checkpoint at the southwestern entrance to the city of Karbala targeting pilgrims (headed for the sacred city to commemorate the birth of al Imam al Mahdi) killing at least 20 pilgrims and injuring at least fifty others, said the local government spokesman. Medical officials, however, put casualties at 30 killed and 50 injured.

Nineveh

Armed men threw a home made bomb at a police patrol in Ghazi Street, central Mosul, at 10 a.m. Tuesday, injuring one civilian and one policeman.

Armed men broke into a house in Falah neighbourhood, east Mosul, late Monday, and shot dead two women who lived there.

A roadside bomb targeted a police patrol in Tanak Neighbourhood, central Mosul, late Sunday, killing one policeman and injuring another.

A roadside bomb targeted civilians in Maydan Square in central Mosul, injuring 16.

Armed men carrying pistols fitted with silencers opened fire at a checkpoint in Risala neighbourhood, west Mosul, killing two policemen.

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