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Monday, July 24, 2006

Developments in Iraq on July 24

July 24 (Reuters) - The following are security and other developments in Iraq on Monday as of 1000 GMT.

MOSUL - Five Iraqi soldiers were killed and four wounded when a car driven by a suicide bomber exploded near their patrol in the northern city of Mosul, 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

BAGHDAD - An Iraqi soldier was killed and three wounded when a roadside bomb went off near their patrol in the western Mansour district of Baghdad, police said.

BAGHDAD - A civilian was killed and three policemen wounded when a roadside bomb exploded near a police patrol in the Waziriya district of Baghdad, police said.

NEAR KERBALA - Gunmen killed an agricultural engineer near the holy city of Kerbala, 110 km (68 miles) southwest of Baghdad, police said.

MOSUL - A civilian was wounded when a roadside bomb went off near a U.S. military patrol in Mosul, police said.

MOSUL - Gunmen killed Wathiq Yunis, the local head of the Turkmen Front, a small political party, along with his three bodyguards in Mosul, police said.

BAGHDAD - The Iraqi army arrested 36 suspected insurgents on Sunday in different cities of Iraq, the army said on Monday.


LONDON - Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said Iraq will not slide into civil war, but acknowledged that mounting sectarian violence is now killing 100 civilians a day.

BAGHDAD - The trial of Saddam Hussein resumed without the ousted Iraqi leader, who was being fed through a tube on Sunday after 16 days on hunger strike, and the entire defence team boycotted the session.
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