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Sunday, June 25, 2006

Developments in Iraq on June 25

June 25 (Reuters) - The following are security and other developments in Iraq on Sunday as of 1330 GMT.

Asterisk denotes new or updated item.

*BAQUBA - Gunmen shot dead police General Hussein Abdul-Rahman, a lieutenant-colonel and a third officer in their car in a market in the town of Baquba 65 km (40 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

*BAQUBA - Gunmen attacked a checkpoint in Khan Bani Sa'ad, south of Baquba, and killed five Iraqi soldiers, police said.

*BAGHDAD - Gunmen abducted 16 employees of a government technology institute north of Baghdad as they travelled to their work place from the capital, police said.

BAGHDAD - A roadside bomb killed three people and wounded 17 in the wholesale shopping district of al-Shorja in Baghdad, police said.

BAGHDAD - The U.S. military charged a soldier with voluntary manslaughter for shooting an unarmed Iraqi man near a U.S. base in Ramadi in February. He was also charged with obstructing justice, along with a second soldier.

NEAR MOSUL - A civilian was killed and four were wounded when a car bomb exploded close to an office of the Supreme Council of Islamic Revolution in Iraq (SCIRI), the biggest political party in government, police said.

MOSUL - Gunmen killed a carpenter in the northern city of Mosul, police said.

BAGHDAD - A bomb inside a minibus exploded, killing two people and wounding five in al-Nahdha district, police said.

BAGHDAD - A suicide car bomber killed a police commando and wounded nine people in an attack on a police checkpoint in Baghdad's eastern Zayouna district, police said.

TIKRIT - A U.S. soldier was killed on Saturday when a roadside bomb exploded near his convoy south of Baquba, 65 km (40 miles) north of Baghdad, the U.S. military said.

BAIJI - A municipal council employee was shot dead by gunmen on his way to work in the oil refinery city of Baiji, 180 km (112 miles) north of Baghdad, the U.S./Iraqi Joint Coordination Centre said.

TIKRIT - An Iraqi soldier was killed when a roadside bomb exploded near an army patrol in Tikrit, 175 km (110 miles) north of Baghdad, the Joint Coordination Centre said.

BAGHDAD - U.S. forces killed an insurgent and detained five during a raid in southern Baghdad, the U.S. military said.

RAMADI - U.S. forces detained 11 insurgents and discovered two weapon caches during a raid east of Ramadi, 110 km (68 miles) west of Baghdad, the U.S. military said.

YUSUFIYA - U.S. forces killed two insurgents and detained another on Saturday during a raid north of Yusufiya, 15 km (nine miles) south of Baghdad, the U.S. military said.
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