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Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Security developments in Iraq, Sept 12

Sept 12 (Reuters) - Following are security and other developments in Iraq reported on Tuesday, as of 1215 GMT:

Asterisk denotes a new or updated item.

MOSUL - Gunmen killed four members of a Kurdish family and wounded a fifth after they broke into their house in the northern city of Mosul, hospital sources said.

*KERBALA - Gunmen shot dead a former security officer while he was in police custody being transferred from prison to face trial for crimes committed during Saddam Hussein's rule, police said. Colonel Abbas al-Nuaimi was gunned down on Monday outside a jail in Hindiya, near Kerbala, south of Baghdad.

*BAGHDAD - A car bomb exploded near a popular restaurant on a commercial street in Baghdad's western Mansour district, killing six civilians and wounding 15 others, police said. Several cars were set on fire in the blast, which had targeted a U.S. military convoy.

*BAGHDAD - The bodies of two men with multiple gunshot wounds and the head of a third man were found in separate areas of southern Baghdad, an Interior Ministry source said.

*BAGHDAD - The Iraqi army killed two insurgents and detained 84 others in operations conducted across Iraq during the last 24 hours, the Defence Ministry said in a statement.

*BAGHDAD - One policeman was killed and nine people were wounded, including three policemen, when a roadside bomb went off in central Baghdad, an Interior Ministry source said.

*BAGHDAD - A policeman was gunned down while he was leaving for work in Bayaa district, southern Baghdad, an Interior Ministry source said.

*MOSUL - Gunmen killed a police captain in central Mosul, north of Baghdad, police said.

BAGHDAD - Three civilians were wounded when their car was struck by a roadside bomb in Talbiya district, northern Baghdad, an Interior Ministry source said.

*BAGHDAD - A roadside bomb targeting a police patrol exploded in Zayouna district, eastern Baghdad, wounding three civilians, an Interior Ministry source said.

*BAGHDAD - A roadside bomb targeting an Iraqi army patrol exploded at a busy traffic intersection in the Qahira district, northern Baghdad, wounding two civilians, an Interior Ministry source said.

KHAN BANI SAAD - Gunmen attacked a Shi'ite mosque in Khan Bani Saad, a town south of the ethnically volatile city of Baquba, killing seven and wounding others, state television al-Iraqiya said. It said six mortar rounds landed on the mosque and destroyed it. A resident reported hearing clashes overnight.


*TEHRAN - Iran offered on Tuesday to help establish security and stability in Iraq after Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al- Maliki's held talks in Tehran on his first official visit to the Islamic Republic.

BAGHDAD - The trial of Saddam Hussein and six co-accused for the killing of tens of thousands of Iraqi Kurds in 1988 resumed.
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