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Saturday, July 29, 2006

Developments in Iraq on July 29

July 29 (Reuters) - The following are security and other developments in Iraq on Saturday as of 1045 GMT.

Asterisk denotes a new or updated entry. * KIRKUK - A car bomb in northern Kirkuk killed one and wounded three in a neighbourhood popular with oil industry workers, a police source said. * NEAR QAIM - A suicide bicycle bomber hurt two policemen when he blew himself up at their checkpoint near Qaim, in western Anbar on the Syrian border, 500 km (310 miles) west of Baghdad, the police said. The bomber died.

KIRKUK - A car bomb killed three people and wounded 15 when it blew up near a petrol station in central Kirkuk, city police chief Torhan Abdul-Rahman said.

BAGHDAD - Insurgents killed four U.S. Marines in action in Iraq's restive Anbar province on Thursday, the U.S. military said. They gave no further details.

SUWAYRA - Police said they pulled two headless corpses wearing military uniform from the Tigris river in the town of Suwayra, 60 km (38 miles) southeast of Baghdad.

NEAR TIKRIT - A woman was killed and two others wounded when a mortar hit a house in the small town of al-Alam, near Tikrit, 175 km (110 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

BAIJI - One policeman was killed and another wounded when gunmen opened fire in a drive-by shooting on their patrol in the oil refinery city of Baiji, 180 km (112 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

MOSUL - A minibus driver was killed when three gunmen in a car opened fire on him in southeastern Mosul 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad, police colonel Karim Khalaf said.

NAJAF - An Iraqi soldier shot dead a policeman after an argument at a checkpoint in Najaf, 160 km (100 miles) south of Baghdad, a security source said.

BAGHDAD - Iraqi security forces said they had arrested over 60 suspected insurgents in different parts of Iraq in the last 24 hours. One policeman was killed during the raids.

BAGHDAD - Iraqi forces captured a foreign fighter on Thursday in a raid on the Abu Ghraib district in western Baghdad, the U.S. military said. The statement did not say what nationality the fighter carried.

BAGHDAD - A grenade attack wounded 12 people as they queued for temporary labour work in central Baghdad, police said.

DIWANIYA - Seven police were wounded in a joint U.S. and Iraqi raid against members of the Mehdi Army, a powerful militia loyal to Shi'ite firebrand Moqtada al-Sadr. The incident took place in the town of Diwaniya, 180 km (112 miles) south of Baghdad, police and hospital sources said.

BAGHDAD - Six people, including three policemen, were wounded by a roadside bomb near a police patrol in the capital's northern Waziriya district, police said.
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