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Thursday, August 17, 2006

Security incidents in Iraq, Aug 17

BAGHDAD, Aug 17 (Reuters) - Following are security incidents in Iraq reported on Thursday, as of 1000 GMT.

Asterisk denotes a new or updated item.

SUWAYRA - The bodies of six blindfolded civilians with their hands bound and with multiple gunshot wounds were retrieved from the Tigris river in Suwayra, a town 45 km (25 miles) south of Baghdad, police said.

*BAGHDAD - At least three people were killed and 26 people were wounded when a roadside bomb exploded at a market in Sadr City, northeastern Baghdad, police sources said.

DAQUQ - A roadside bomb exploded in the town of Daquq, 45 km (25 miles) south of Kirkuk, killing two civilians and wounding a third, police said.

*BALAD - One Iraqi soldier securing oil fields was found dead, with 13 gunshot wounds to the head, a day after he was kidnapped in Balad, 80 km (50 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

*MOSUL - Lieutenant Colonel Abdul-Ilah Abdul-Kareem of Mosul police was gunned down in western Mosul, 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad.

*FALLUJA - Gunmen killed a policeman in the city of Falluja, 50 km (32 miles) west of Baghdad, police said.

*MAHMUDIYA - An Iraqi interpreter working on a U.S. military base was killed by gunmen in Mahmudiya, about 30 km (20 miles) south of Baghdad, police said.

ANBAR PROVINCE - One U.S. soldier died on Wednesday from combat wounds in Anbar Province, west of Baghdad, the U.S. military said in a statement.

MUQDADIYA - Several mortars landed on a market near a Shi'ite mosque in the town of Muqdadiya, 90 km (55 miles) northeast of Baghdad, wounding 21 people, police said.

*SINJAR - Nine people were wounded, including four civilians, when a suicide car bomber targeting Kurdish security forces blew himself up on a road in Sinjar, northwest of Mosul, said police Colonel Kareem Khalaf. Police had earlier said five guards were killed in the blast.

*BAGHDAD - Three policemen were wounded when a car bomb exploded in Mansour district, west-central Baghdad, Interior Ministry sources said.

*MAHMUDIYA - A roadside bomb exploded near a gas station in Mahmudiya, south of Baghdad, wounding two civilians, police said.
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