Round-up of Daily Violence in Iraq - Thursday 14 October, 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 magnetic bomb that was stuck to the private car of an employee in the Ministery of Interior, detonated near Masbah intersection in Karrada neighbourhood, central Baghdad, at 8 a.m. Thursday, killing him outright.

A magnetic bomb that was stuck to a civilian car, detonated in Baladiyat neighbourhood, east Baghdad, at 10 a.m. Thursday, killing the driver of the car and seriously injuring the passenger.

A roadside bomb targeted the motorcade of Kereem Mahood, member of Iraiyah political bloc (a secular bloc led by former PM Ayad Allawi), in Jurf al Naddaf industrial area, a southwestern suburb of Baghdad. The bomb missed the motorcade, but the explosion killed four nearby civilians and seriously injured another three.

A magnetic bomb that was stuck to a civilian car, detonated close to a civil defence station in Taharriyat Square, Karrada, central Baghdad at 3 p.m. Thursday, injuring two members of the civil defence team.

Armed men in a speeding car shot and killed sheikh Naseer Dally al Jorani, a clergyman, in Sadr city, at around 10 p.m. Wednesday.


A mortar round slammed into a Sahwa headquarters in the town of Baladruz, 45 km to the east of Baquba, injuring three Sahwa members, one of whom is critical.


Armed men in Kurd military uniform, driving a speeding civilian car opened fire and injured one Peshmerga (Kurd security force) officer and one civilian, late Wednesday.