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Thursday, June 01, 2006

Developments in Iraq on June 1

June 1 (Reuters) - The following are security and other developments in Iraq on Thursday as of 0800 GMT.

The new Shi'ite-led government of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki has vowed to rein in insurgent and sectarian violence that has killed thousands of people since U.S.-forces invaded Iraq in 2003.

BAGHDAD - Two labourers were killed and 21 wounded when a roadside bomb went off in the al-Tayaran square in central Baghdad, a Ministry of Interior source said.

BAGHDAD - The bodies of four people were found in two different districts of the capital, a Ministry of Interior source said.

KERBALA - Gunmen gunned down a policeman on Wednesday in the Shi'ite holy city of Kerbala, 110 km (68 miles) southwest of Baghdad, police said.

KERBALA - The police found the body of an old man who had been shot dead in Kerbala, police said.
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