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Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Developments in Iraq on June 13

June 13 (Reuters) - The following are security and other developments in Iraq on Tuesday as of 0945 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.


* BAGHDAD - Four mortars slammed into Baghdad's southern Dora district, killing 2 people and wounding 11, police sources said.

KIRKUK - A roadside bomb killed 10 civilians and wounded 11 others in the city of Kirkuk, 250 km (155 miles) north of Baghdad, police sources said. It exploded when people gathered at the scene of a car bomb that seriously wounded senior police officer Taha Salhiddin and killed one of his bodyguards.

KIRKUK - A roadside bomb exploded outside a law college, killing one civilian and injuring 2, police sources said.

KIRKUK - A suicide car bomber blew himself up outside Kirkuk police headquarters, killing two policemen and wounding 10 civilians, police sources said.

KIRKUK - A suicide bomber attacked an office of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) in Kirkuk, wounding 4 office guards, police sources said.

KIRKUK - A suicide bomber attacked another PUK office in Kirkuk, wounding 2 civilians. Another suicide bomber later tried to blow himself up at the same place but was shot dead by guards, police sources said.

BAGHDAD - One suspected militant was killed and 23 others were detained during coordinated raids north of Ramadi on Monday, the U.S. military said on Tuesday.

BAGHDAD - Gunmen shot dead Baghdad University Professor Muthana Harith Jassim, police sources said.

BAGHDAD - Police found 6 bodies, showing signs of torture, in different parts of Baghdad, police sources said.

KUT - A policeman was killed and 2 wounded when their patrol was attacked in the city of Kut 170 km (105 miles) southeast of Baghdad.

KERBALA - Gunmen shot dead a police captain and wounded 2 of his bodyguards in the city of Kerbala, 110 km (68 miles) southwest of Baghdad, police sources said.


BAGHDAD - The chief judge in Saddam Hussein's trial barred the former Iraqi leader's half-brother and co-accused Barzan al-Tikriti from attending Tuesday's session after guards forced him out of court the day before.
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