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Friday, June 23, 2006

Developments in Iraq on June 23

June 23 (Reuters) - The following are security and other developments in Iraq on Friday as of 1300 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 tens of thousands of people since U.S. forces invaded Iraq in 2003.

Asterisk denotes new or updated item.

*BAGHDAD - Police recovered five bodies from the Tigris River near Baghdad's Kadimya area. They identified them as some of the factory workers abducted two days earlier.

*KIRKUK - The sister of the former speaker of the Iraqi parliament, Hajim Al-Hassani, was wounded when gunmen attacked her near her home, police sources said.

*BAQUBA - A roadside bomb targeting an army checkpoint in the village of Bohriz wounded three civilians. Police said the soldiers then opened fire, wounding 11 civilians, police sources said.

*BAGHDAD -A U.S Marine died "due to enemy action" while conducting operations in Al Anbar Province on Thursday, the U.S. military said in a statement.

BAGHDAD - At least three policemen and five soldiers were wounded in clashes with gunmen in central Baghdad, Interior Ministry sources said. Witnesses said the fighting was also between Shi'ite militiamen loyal to radical cleric Moqtada al-Sadr and U.S. troops.

BAQUBA - Ten people were killed and 15 wounded when a roadside bomb exploded near a mosque in the village of Hibhib near Baquba 65 km (40 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

BASRA - A car bomb exploded near a petrol station in the southern Iraqi city of Basra 550 km (340 miles), killing at least 10 people and wounding 15, police sources said.

HILLA - Two policemen were killed when gunmen ambushed their patrol in Latifya south of Baghdad, police sources said.

BAGHDAD - The U.S. military said it had captured a senior al Qaeda in Iraq member near an area where the group's leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi was killed in a U.S. air strike two weeks ago.

FALLUJA - A U.S. Marine was killed on Wednesday "due to enemy action" in western Anbar province, the U.S. military said on Friday.

BAGHDAD - U.S.-led forces killed four foreign militants, one of whom was wearing a 15-pound suicide belt, during a raid on Friday north of the insurgent stronghold of Falluja, 50 km (32 miles) west of Baghdad, the U.S. military said in a statement.

BAGHDAD - U.S.-led forces detained nine suspected militants near the town of Yusufiya who are believed to be responsible for planting roadside bombs, the U.S. military said.


Iraq's government imposed a curfew in Baghdad on Friday, from 2pm (1000 GMT) until 6am (0200 GMT) on Saturday, banning the movement of people and vehicles.
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