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Monday, October 23, 2006

Security developments in Iraq, Oct 23

Oct 23 (Reuters) - Following are security and other developments in Iraq as of 1100 GMT on Monday:

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* BAGHDAD - A roadside bomb targeting a police patrol killed three people and wounded 13 others, both police and civilians, near the shrine of a Sunni cleric in central Baghdad, police said.

* AMARA - The Iraqi government imposed a curfew in the tense southern town of Amara after clashes between Shi'ite militia and police in recent days.

* BALAD - The U.S. military said its forces killed five suspected insurgents, including four who were in a building that was destroyed in an airstrike south of Balad.

* BAGHDAD - A civilian contractor working as a international police liaison officer was killed and four U.S. soldiers were wounded on Sunday when their vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb in east Baghdad, the U.S. military said.

BAGHDAD - A U.S. soldier died on Sunday when the vehicle he was riding in was hit by a roadside bomb in western Baghdad, the U.S. military said.

BAGHDAD - A U.S. soldier was killed on Sunday by small arms fire while on patrol southwest of Baghdad, the military said on Monday.

BAGHDAD - The U.S. military said late on Sunday a soldier was killed by a roadside bomb in Baghdad and two other soldiers were killed by small arms fire in the capital on Sunday.
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