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Sunday, June 11, 2006

Developments in Iraq on June 11

June 11 (Reuters) - The following are security and other developments in Iraq on Sunday as of 1200 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 new or updated item.

*DUBAI - Al Qaeda in Iraq vowed to carry out large-scale attacks that would "shake the enemy" after the killing of its leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, but did not name a successor.

TIKRIT - Police found the beheaded body of an Iraqi soldier thrown in a river near Tikrit 175 km (110 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

TIKRIT - Gunmen wounded two civilians when they opened fire on their car in central Tikrit, police said.

KIRKUK - A joint Iraqi police and U.S. forces patrol raided a house in central Kirkuk, 250 km (155 miles) north of Baghdad, on Wednesday evening and arrested seven suspected insurgents, police Brigadier Sarhat Qadir said on Sunday.

BAGHDAD - A roadside bomb seriously wounded a senior police officer, Major General Ali Hussain, in northern Baghdad, police said. A policeman who was driving Hussain's car was killed and another was wounded in the attack.

FALLUJA - Gunmen killed a man and a woman in a car in Falluja, 50 km (32 miles) west of Baghdad, police and hospital sources said.

KIRKUK - Gunmen shot dead a security employee of the Kurdish PUK party and another person in central Kirkuk on Saturday, police said on Sunday.

KIRKUK - Gunmen shot dead a civilian and wounded another in a car in central Kirkuk on Saturday evening, police said.

AMARA - A multinational force soldier was wounded in Amara, 365 km (227 miles) southeast of Baghdad, when British forces left their base and moved into the city to respond to indirect fire, said a British military spokesman.

BAGHDAD - A roadside bomb targeting a police patrol exploded near the southern Baghdad district of Dora, wounding five civilians, police said.


WASHINGTON - A sergeant who led a squad of U.S. Marines accused of killing 24 Iraqi civilians at Haditha told his lawyer the unit did not intentionally target civilians, followed rules of engagement and did not try to cover up the incident, The Washington Post reported.
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