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Sunday, July 02, 2006

Developments in Iraq on July 2

July 2 (Reuters) - The following are security and other developments in Iraq on Sunday as of 1600 GMT.

Asterisk denotes a new or updated item.

* MAHMUDIYA - Four people were killed and 22 wounded when a bomb exploded in a market in a town just south of Baghdad, police said.

* BAGHDAD - Three mortar rounds landed in front of Yarmuk hospital, one of Baghdad's main medical centres, wounding three people, a hospital security guard said.

MUQDIDIYA - The police chief of Muqdidiya, Hussein al-Jubouri, was seriously wounded when gunmen stormed his house in the town north of Baquba, police said.

BAGHDAD - Four civilians, including an elderly woman and a boy, were wounded on Saturday in the town of Khaffajiya, near Haditha, when U.S. troops fired mortar rounds "at a known historical site from which anti-Iraqi forces had previously launched attacks", the U.S. military said in a statement.

BAGHDAD - Mortar and gunfire boomed across a Sunni district in Baghdad on Sunday evening, police and a witness said. U.S. armoured vehicles were seen entering Adhamiya, which has seen considerable insurgent activity.

BUHRIZ - An Iraqi soldier was wounded when a roadside bomb went off near his patrol in Buhriz, just south of Baquba, police said.

BAQUBA - Gunmen killed three people in three different incidents in Baquba, police said.

KHAIRNABAT - Gunmen killed two funeral-goers in Khairnabat, near Baquba, police said.

MOSUL - Gunmen killed one person and seriously wounded another in two different incidents in the northern city of Mosul, 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

MOSUL - The morgue in Mosul received the body of a person who had gunshot wounds, police said.

BAQUBA - Two members of a family were killed and three wounded when bombs exploded outside their house in Baquba, 65 km (40 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

BAGHDAD - A car bomb went off outside a popular restaurant in central Baghdad, killing two people and wounding 13, a Ministry of Interior source said.

BAGHDAD - A car bomb exploded in Baghdad's Huriya district, wounding 13 people, an Interior Ministry source said. The target of the bomb was not clear.

BAGHDAD - A civilian was killed and three people wounded, including a police officer, when a car bomb exploded near a police patrol in central Baghdad, the Interior Ministry said.

BAGHDAD - Iyad Jamalideen, a secular Shi'ite lawmaker, survived an assassination attempt when a roadside bomb went off near his convoy in southern Baghdad, police said. He was unhurt, but two of his guards and four civilians were wounded.

RASHAD - Two policemen were killed and two wounded in clashes with gunmen in Rashad, a small town 40 km southwest of Kirkuk, police said.


BAGHDAD - The Iraqi Accordance Front, the main Sunni Arab political bloc, decided to boycott parliament until a colleague was released by gunmen who seized her in a mainly Shi'ite district of Baghdad a day earlier.

BAGHDAD - The national security adviser, Muwaffaq al- Rubaie, named Saddam Hussein's eldest daughter and his first wife on a list of 41 "most wanted" in connection with terrorism.
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