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Monday, May 29, 2006

Developments in Iraq on May 29

May 29 (Reuters) - The following are security and other developments in Iraq on Monday as of 1730 GMT.

Asterisk denotes a new or updated item.


*DHULUIYA - U.S.-led and Iraqi forces scuttled 32 boats to prevent insurgents from using them to move men and supplies across the River Tigris near the city of Dhuluiya, scene of recent clashes, the U.S. military said.

BAGHDAD - Two British journalists working for U.S. television network CBS, cameraman Paul Douglas, 48, and soundman James Brolan, 42, were killed in Baghdad when a roadside bomb destroyed the U.S. military vehicle they were travelling in.

American correspondent Kimberly Dozier, 39, was wounded and in a critical condition, CBS said in a statement.

A U.S. soldier and Iraqi contractor were also killed.

KHALIS - A bomb apparently planted in a bus killed 11 Iraqis travelling to work at the base of an Iranian exiled opposition near the town of Khalis, about 80 km (50 miles) north of Baghdad on Monday, police said.

The Iranian group, the People's Mujahideen Organisation (MKO), accused Tehran of being behind the attack and also blamed its Shi'ite Islamist allies running the new Iraqi government, noting that Iran's foreign minister was in Baghdad last week.

BAGHDAD - At least eight people were killed and nine were wounded when a roadside bomb exploded in the Shi'ite Kadhimiya district of northwestern Baghdad, police said.

BAGHDAD - Twelve people were killed and 24 were wounded when a car bomb targeting an Iraqi army patrol detonated in Adhamiya district, northern Baghdad, police said. Most of the victims were students from a nearby university.

RAMADI - U.S.-led forces killed three insurgents as they tried to plant roadside bombs near the city of Ramadi on Sunday, 110 km (68 miles) west of Baghdad, the U.S. military said on Monday.

FALLUJA - A roadside bomb killed a policemen and wounded two soldiers near Falluja, police said.

BAGHDAD - A car bomb exploded near the Abu Hanifa Sunni mosque in Adhamiya, northern Baghdad, killing five people and wounding seven, police said. Following the attack, clashes erupted between insurgents and the Iraqi army in the area.

BAGHDAD - A car bomb targeting a police patrol exploded in Karrada district, central Baghdad, killing one person and wounding four people, police said.

BAGHDAD - Gunmen shot at a police patrol in the Yarmouk district, west-central Baghdad, killing three policemen, a police source said.

BAGHDAD - A roadside bomb exploded in the central Karrada district of the capital, killing one person and wounding two others.

BAGHDAD - One person was killed and two others wounded when a roadside bomb went off near a minibus in southwestern Baghdad, police said.

BAGHDAD - One policeman was killed and two others were wounded when a roadside bomb went off near their patrol in central Baghdad, police said.

NEAR DUJAIL - Gunmen opened fire at an army checkpoint on Saturday, killing one soldier and wounding two others near the town of Dujail, 90 km north of Baghdad, the U.S/Iraqi Joint Coordination Centre said on Sunday.

BASRA - Two British soldiers have been killed in a suspected road side bomb attack in Basra, a spokesman for the Ministry of Defence in London said on Monday. The incident occurred on Sunday evening.


BAGHDAD - Iraq's parliament discussed the security situation in the southern city of Basra and in the town of Dhuluiya north of Baghdad. Members of parliament voted to form a committee to deal with the deteriorating security situation.

BAGHDAD - Senior figures in Saddam Hussein's ousted government testified for the defence as the trial for crimes against humanity resumed, including two of his former interior ministers.
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