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Monday, August 21, 2006

Security developments in Iraq, Aug 21

Aug 21 (Reuters) - Following are security and other developments in Iraq reported on Monday, as of 1000 GMT.

KIRKUK - U.S. forces killed a 10 year-old boy accidentally on Sunday when they fired at a car approaching their patrol in the northern city of Kirkuk, 250 km (150 miles) north of Baghdad, the U.S. military said on Monday. A bullet ricocheted and struck the child, who was standing nearby.

COUNTRYWIDE - Iraqi army arrested 103 suspected insurgents during the past 48 hours in different cities of Iraq, the army said on Monday.

ISKANDARIYA - Two policemen were wounded when a roadside bomb went off beside their patrol in Iskandariya, 40 km (25 miles) south of Baghdad, police said.

BASRA - Gunmen killed Fadhil al-Magsusi, a colonel in the Facility Protection Services (FPS), on Sunday in the southern city of Basra, 550 km (340 miles) south of Baghdad, police said.

BASRA - Gunmen killed two off-duty members of the Interior Ministry Intelligence Service on Sunday in Basra, police said.


BAGHDAD - Saddam Hussein and six former army commanders went on trial in Baghdad on Monday on charges of killing tens of thousands of Kurdish villagers in a genocidal campaign that devastated northern Iraqi in 1988.
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