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Round-up of Daily Violence in Iraq - Tuesday 7 April 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.


Gunmen threw a hand grenade at a grocery store in New Baghdad, eastern Baghdad at 8 a.m. Tuesday. The store burned down but there were no human casualties.

A roadside bomb targeted a police patrol in Zafaraniyah, southeastern Baghdad at 9 a.m. No casualties were reported.

A parked car bomb targeted civilians in al Nowab Street, a commercial centre in Kathimiyah neighbourhood, north west Baghdad at noon killing eight civilians, injuring 20 others.


Falah Mohammed Younis, Sheikh of Falahat tribe and member of al Hadbaa list that was recently elected to lead the local government in the province was shot dead by gunmen on his doorstep in 17 July neighbourhood, central Mosul at 8.30 p.m. Monday. He had just returned home from evening prayers.


An Iraqi Army force found the body of Mohammed al Janabi, a member of Sahwa in a village in Iskanderiyah district, 50 km to the north of Hilla. He had been shot many times and there was evidence of torture on the body, said Iraqi Police.


A white and orange booby trapped taxi driven by a suicide bomber targeted the motorcade of Saad Abu Qutaiba, a high ranking member in the Support Councils (tribal security councils formed by PM al Maliki) in Garma, southern Fallujah at 3.30 p.m. Tuesday. Abu Qutaiba survived the assassination attempt, which was not the first, but was severely injured. The explosion also killed one policeman and critically injured four others. Four civilians were also injured in this incident.