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Monday, June 26, 2006

Developments in Iraq on June 26

June 26 (Reuters) - The following are security and other developments in Iraq on Monday as of 1300 GMT.

Asterisk denotes a new or updated item.

*BAGHDAD - One civilian was killed and five wounded when a roadside bomb targeting a police patrol exploded on a road in eastern Baghdad, police said.

SUWAYRA - Police killed five insurgents on Sunday in the small town of Suwayra, 40 km (25 miles) south of Baghdad, police said.

KUT - Gunmen killed a policeman on Sunday in Kut, 170 km (105 miles) southeast of Baghdad, police said.

MOSUL - Gunmen killed a police officer on Sunday in Mosul, police said.

MOSUL - A policeman was killed and six people wounded -- four police and two insurgents -- in clashes in Mosul, police said.

BAQUBA - A bomb outside a shop killed a policeman and wounded five people. Police had gone to recover the body of a Shi'ite man killed by gunmen in the religiously mixed city of Baquba, police said.

MOSUL - A policeman and a civilian were wounded when a roadside bomb exploded near a police patrol in the northern city of Mosul, 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad, police said. Iraqi soldiers killed three gunmen in a separate incident. Gunmen killed a Kurdish man in the city on Sunday, police added.

NEAR FALLUJA - The body of a policeman was found with bullet wounds in his head and chest near Falluja, 50 km (30 miles) west of Baghdad, police said.

ISKANDARIYA - Gunmen shot dead two undercover policemen and their driver in their car in Iskandariya 40 km (25 miles) south of Baghdad, police said.
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