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Monday, July 10, 2006

Developments in Iraq on July 10

July 10 (Reuters) - The following are security and other developments in Iraq on Monday as of 1000 GMT.

BAGHDAD - Two bombs blasted Baghdad's Talbiya district, a stronghold of Shi'ite militia fighters, killing 12 people and wounding 62, police said.

BAGHDAD - A bomb planted outside a restaurant near the central bank in central Baghdad killed six and wounded 28, police said.

KIRKUK - A suicide car bomb exploded outside the offices of the Kurdish PUK party in Kirkuk, killing three and wounding eight, police said.

BAQUBA - Eleven people were wounded, including five policemen, when a bomb planted inside a car exploded near a police patrol in Baquba, police said.

BAGHDAD - Gunmen attacked the bodyguards of a judge in Baghdad, killing two and wounding three, an Interior Ministry source said.

NEAR BAQUBA - Gunmen killed a member of the governing council of Diyala Province after attacking his motorcade. Three bodyguards were wounded.

NEAR HILLA - A policeman was killed and four wounded when a roadside bomb went off near their patrol near the city of Hilla, 100 km (62 miles) south of Baghdad, police said.

BAGHDAD - Five policemen were wounded when a roadside bomb went off near their patrol in northeastern Baghdad, police said.

DUJAIL - Gunmen kidnapped an agriculture official in Dujail, 55 miles north of Baghdad, police said.

NEAR DUJAIL - The body of a dead person, with gunshot wounds and bearing signs of torture was found near Dujail, police said.

SUWAYRA - Police retrieved the bodies of five people from Tigris river in the town of Suwayra, 40 km (25 miles) southeast of Baghdad, police said.

KUT - Police found the body of a person, with shotgun wounds, in the city of Kut, 170 km (110 miles) southeast of Baghdad, police said.


BAGHDAD - Defence lawyers in Saddam Hussein's trial for crimes against humanity began closing arguments on Monday. Saddam and six other accused were absent and Saddam's lawyers said they would boycott proceedings until a series of demands are met, following the killing of a third member of the defence team last month.
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