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Saturday, June 10, 2006

Developments in Iraq on June 10

June 10 (Reuters) - The following are security and other developments in Iraq on Saturday as of 1245 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.

Asterisk denotes a new or updated entry.

* MOSUL - Gunmen stormed neighbouring butcher shops and shot dead five butchers and wounded one in Mosul 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

BAGHDAD - One U.S. soldier was killed and another wounded when a roadside bomb struck their patrol west of Kirkuk, 250 km (155 miles) north of Baghdad on Friday, the U.S. military said in a statement on Saturday.

BAGHDAD - Three civilians were killed and 28 wounded when a roadside bomb exploded in a crowded market in central Baghdad, police sources said, adding the bomb was aimed at a police patrol.

KHAN BANI SAAD - Police found the severed heads of two Sunni Arab brothers in the small town of Khan Bani Saad near Baquba, 65 km north of Baghdad, police sources said. They had been kidnapped from their workplace in Baquba a week ago.

KIRKUK - Gunmen ambushed and wounded three civilians in a car 25 km northeast of the northern oil city of Kirkuk, police said.

HAWIJA - A civilian in a car was killed when a roadside bomb exploded in the town of Hawija about 60 km southwest of Kirkuk on Friday evening, police said.

KIRKUK - Two civilians were wounded when a roadside bomb exploded near a U.S. patrol in central Kirkuk 250 km north of Baghdad on Friday, police said.

KIRKUK - One policeman was wounded when a roadside bomb exploded near his patrol in central Kirkuk on Friday night, police said.
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