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Thursday, October 26, 2006

Security developments in Iraq, Oct 26

Oct 26 (Reuters) - Following are security and other developments in Iraq as of 1250 GMT on Thursday:

Asterisk denotes a new or updated item.

* BAQUBA - Gunmen ambushed an Iraqi police convoy in Baquba, north of Baghdad, killing eight policemen, including the commander. At least 50 other policemen were reported missing. Earlier, gunmen attacked an Iraqi special police force station near Baquba, killing six police and wounding 10, police said.

ANBAR PROVINCE - A U.S. sailor and four U.S. Marines were killed by enemy action in Iraq's western Anbar province on Wednesday, the U.S. military said on Thursday. It was not clear if the five were killed in the same incident.

BAQUBA - Clashes between gunmen and Iraqi police erupted in towns near volatile Baquba, north of Baghdad, police said, and hospital sources said there were casualties.

MOSUL - Gunmen killed an Arab local official in front of his home in a town south of the ethnically mixed city of Mosul, a hospital source said.

MOSUL - Police found seven bodies, shot and bound, in different parts of Mosul on Wednesday, police said.

TAL AFAR - A suicide bomber detonated his explosive-laden belt and injured two Iraqi soldiers, police said.
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