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Thursday, March 30, 2006

Developments in Iraq on March 30

March 30 (Reuters) - Following are security incidents in Iraq on Thursday as of 1300 GMT.
U.S. and Iraqi forces have been battling a Sunni Arab insurgency against the Shi'ite- and Kurdish-led interim government. The bombing of a Shi'ite shrine on Feb. 22 has been followed by a surge in sectarian attacks.

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*BAGHDAD - American journalist Jill Carroll was freed in Iraq, almost three months after being kidnapped in Baghdad.

*BAGHDAD - The bodies of two people were found in two different districts in the capital, police said.

*BAGHDAD - Three civilians were wounded when a roadside bomb hit a police patrol in central Baghdad, police said.

BAGHDAD - One U.S. airman was killed and another wounded by a roadside bomb while conducting an operation near Baghdad, the U.S. military said.

KIRKUK - A policeman was killed and three others wounded when a roadside bomb hit their patrol in the northern oil city of Kirkuk, 250 km (150 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

BAGHDAD - Five police commandos were wounded when a suicide bomber in a car attacked their convoy in southwest Baghdad, Interior Ministry sources said.
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