Round-up of Daily Violence in Iraq - Wednesday 18 August, 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 roadside bomb targeted civilians in Beirut Square, east Baghdad, at 8 a.m. Wednesday, injuring four.

A roadside bomb targeted civilians in Zayuna neighbourhood, east Baghdad, at 8.30 a.m. Wednesday, injuring two.

Armed men in a speeding car assassinated a government employee in Harthiyah neighbourhood, central Baghdad, at 9 a.m. Wednesday, using pistols fitted with silencers.

Armed men, carrying pistols fitted with silencers, assassinated Judge Jabir Jumaa in Aden Square, Hurriyah neighbourhood, northwest Baghdad, at 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Two roadside bombs detonated in quick succession in Kesra neighbourhood, Athamiyah, north Baghdad at 5 p.m. Wednesday, targeting a police patrol, injuring two policemen and eight civilians.

A mortar round slammed into a house on Abu Nowas Street, central Baghdad, Wednesday, injuring two civilians and causing extensive damages to the house.

Armed men attacked a Sahwa checkpoint in Mada'in, a southeastern Baghdad suburb, at around 9 p.m. Wednesday, killing one Sahwa member and injuring two others.

Two roadside bombs targeted a U.S. military convoy in Taji district, north Baghdad, at 9.15 p.m. Wednesday, causing damages to one Hummer vehicle. No casualties were reported.

Armed men in a speeding car shot and killed Judge Najim al Talabani of the High Court, on his doorstep in Atayfiyah neighbourhood, north Baghdad, Tuesday, while he was just about to go to work.


Armed men entered Rabee'a village, 120 km to the northeast of Baquba and shot and killed three civilians who supported the Sahwa Councils and cooperated with the security forces. They threw fliers in the village that read, "Anyone who cooperates with the government, the Sahwa or the Americans will face the same fate".


Armed men opened fire at an army checkpoint in Tanak neighbourhood, west Mosul, Wdnesday, killing one soldier.

A roadside bomb targeted an army checkpoint in Karama neighbourhood, east Mosul, Wednesday, killing one soldier and injuring two civilians.

An armed confrontation broke out between armed men and an army checkpoint in Jaza'ir neighbourhood, east Mosul, late Monday in which a civilian was killed and his young son, who was with him, was severely injured.


Armed men in a speeding car shot and killed two policemen on the bridge in Domeiz neighbourhood, Wednesday.


A roadside bomb targeted a police patrol in Ta'mim neighbourhood, in the centre of Ramadi, the capital of the province, Wednesday, injuring one policeman and two civilians.

A parked car bomb targeted a police patrol in Kamsa Kilo area, to the west of Ramadi, Wednesday, injuring three policemen, two of whom are critical, and four civilians.