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Sunday, August 13, 2006

Security incidents in Iraq, Aug 13

BAGHDAD, Aug 13 (Reuters) - Following are security incidents in Iraq reported on Sunday, as of 1130 GMT.

Asterisk denotes new or updated items.

*BAGHDAD - Iraq Health Minister Ali al-Shemari said that U.S. troops arrested a number of his guards in a raid early on Sunday. An Interior Ministry source said five were detained. There was no immediate comment from the U.S. military.

BAGHDAD - Gunmen abducted Ayatollah Hussein al-Husseini, a member of the Shi'ite religious clergy, from his office in the New Baghdad district of the capital, police said.

BAQUBA - Gunmen killed a civilian inside a market in the religiously mixed city of Baquba, 65 km (40 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

BAQUBA - Three policemen were wounded when a roadside bomb went off near their patrol in Baquba, police said.

BEDRA - A woman and two children were killed when an old land mine, planted during the Iraq-Iran war, exploded near the town of Bedra, near the eastern border, a border officer said.

BAGHDAD - Three people were wounded when a roadside bomb went off near a Shi'ite mosque in eastern Baghdad, police said.

NEAR TIKRIT - Gunmen killed a colonel in the Oil Protection Facilities, a security body charged with guarding Iraq's oil infrastructure, while he was in a gas station north of Tikrit, 175 km (110 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

MAHMUDIYA - Four people were wounded when a roadside bomb went off in a popular market in Mahmudiya, 30 km (20 miles) south of Baghdad, police said.

MOSUL - The governor of Mosul, Duraid Mohammed Kashmula, escaped an assassination attempt when gunmen attacked him while he was supervising the distribution of fuel in a gas station in Mosul, 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad, officials said. A bodyguard was wounded in the attack, the source added.

OWJA - Gunmen killed a civilian on Saturday in the small town of Owja, near Tikrit, police said.

NEAR BALAD - Gunmen stormed the house of a civilian and shot him in a town near Balad, 80 km (55 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

NEAR HILLA - An insurgent was killed and four policemen and an insurgent were wounded on Saturday during clashes erupted in a small town near Hilla, 100 km (62 miles) south of Baghdad, police said.

MUSSAYAB - Two civilians were wounded on Saturday when Katusha rocket landed on a residential district in the town of Mussayab, 30 km (20 miles) south of Baghdad, police said.

BAGHDAD - Iraqi army and police arrested 30 suspected insurgents, including 16 who were planning to kill relatives of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, during the last 24 hours in different cities of Iraq, the army said on Sunday. Six policemen were killed during these operations.

AL-GHERBA - The body of a woman who had been shot dead was found on Saturday in small town of al-Gherba, near Kut, 170 km (105 miles) southwest of Baghdad, police said on Sunday.
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