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Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Security incidents in Iraq, Jan. 31

Jan 31 (Reuters) - The following are security incidents in Iraq reported on Tuesday, Jan. 31, as of 1330 GMT.

U.S. and Iraqi forces are battling a Sunni Arab insurgency against the Shi'ite- and Kurdish-led government in Baghdad.

* denotes new or updated items.

BAGHDAD - Police found the bodies of 11 young men in the back of a parked truck in western Baghdad. Police said the bodies were found blindfolded and each had a gunshot wound to the head.

*TARFIYA - Four Iraqi soldiers were killed and another wounded after they clashed with insurgents in Tarfiya, a small town 30km (20 miles) north of Baghdad, an army official said. It was not immediately clear if there were any insurgent casualties.

BAGHDAD - Three Iraqis were shot and their bodies dumped near a road in Rustamiya on the outskirts of the capital. Police said they had yet to identify the bodies.

UMM QASR - A British soldier was killed by an explosion in the southern Iraqi port town of Umm Qasr. Britain's Ministry of Defence said three other soldiers were wounded, one seriously, in the blast.
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