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Friday, August 04, 2006

Security incidents in Iraq, Aug. 4

Aug 4 (Reuters) - The following are security incidents in Iraq reported on Friday, Aug. 4, as of 1145 GMT.

*HADHAR - Ten people, including three policemen, killed when a suicide car bomber drove into a crowd of spectators at a soccer match where a police side was playing a local team in the town of Hadhar, 90 km (55 miles) south of Mosul. There were 12 wounded, including nine police, police said.

*MOSUL - A senior Mosul police officer and two bodyguards were killed by a car bomb and at least one policeman and four militants died in heavy clashes between insurgents and U.S. and Iraqi forces in the city, police sources said.

*BAGHDAD - Three suspected militants linked to al-Qaeda in Iraq were killed in U.S. raids and an air strike southeast of Baghdad on Thursday, the U.S. military said.

BAGHDAD - Two marines killed in action in separate incidents in Anbar province, west of Baghdad, the U.S. military said. The marines, assigned to Regimental Combat Team 5, died on Thursday.

MAHMUDIYA - U.S. soldiers killed two suspected militants on Thursday in Mahmudiya, 30 km (20 miles) south of Baghdad, after they were shot at from a yellow van, the U.S. military said. The military said that the van was subsequently stopped and the bodies of two men, together with several weapons, were found by Iraqi security forces.

A police source said on Thursday that the vehicle was part of a convoy of supporters of Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, heading to Baghdad for a rally, with one killed and 16 wounded.

UBAYDI - Three Iraqi civilians were killed and nine wounded by a mortar attack apparently aimed at U.S. marines in Ubaydi, 315 km (200 miles) west of Baghdad, near the Syrian border, the U.S. military said. The attack was on Thursday.

BAGHDAD - U.S. soldiers killed an suspected insurgent they believed to be burying a roadside bomb north of the capital, the U.S. military said. The incident was on Thursday.
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