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Monday, September 11, 2006

Security developments in Iraq, Sept 11

Sept 11 (Reuters) - Following are security and other developments in Iraq reported on Monday, as of 1230 GMT:

Asterisk denotes a new or updated item.

*BAGHDAD - A suicide bomber killed 12 people and wounded seven as he boarded a minibus full of army recruits in Baghdad, police and Interior Ministry sources said.

BAGHDAD - A U.S. soldier was shot dead by insurgents north of Baghdad on Sunday, the U.S. military said in a statement.

KUT - Gunmen killed policeman Hasan Radhi al-Azzawi when they attacked his house in the city of Kut, 170 km (105 miles) southeast of Baghdad, police said.

HINDIYA - Police said they found a man's head at the Hindiya dam, just west of the city of Hilla, 100 km (60 miles) south of Baghdad. The identity of the victim was not clear.

ISKANDARIYA - Gunmen killed a civilian outside his home in the town of Iskandariya, 40 km (25 miles) south of Baghdad, a police source said.

HILLA - Militants killed one person in the mainly Shi'ite city of Hilla, police said. The identity of the gunmen and the victim were not clear.

*BAGHDAD - Gunmen killed a woman employee of a post office in the mostly Shi'ite district of Bayaa, southern Baghdad, an Interior Ministry source said.

*BAGHDAD - Four civilians were wounded when a car bomb exploded in Talbiya district, northern Baghdad, police and Interior Ministry sources said. The target of the bomb was not clear.

*BAGHDAD - A roadside bomb exploded in Jihad district, southern Baghdad, wounding two civilians, an Interior Ministry source said.

*MOSUL - A roadside bomb targeting a police patrol exploded in the western part of the flashpoint city of Mosul, 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad, wounding a passer-by, police said.


*BAGHDAD - The trial of Saddam Hussein and his six co- accused in genocide charges for the killing of tens of thousands of Iraqi Kurds in 1988 resumed on Monday in a Baghdad courtroom, where a U.S.-based Iraqi doctor demanded compensation from foreign companies she said supplied the toppled leader with chemicals he is accused of using to gas Kurdish rebels.
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