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Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Security developments in Iraq, Nov 14

Nov 14 (Reuters) - Following are security developments in Iraq as of 1230 GMT on Tuesday:

Asterisk denotes a new or updated item.

* BAGHDAD - A car bomb ripped through a crowded market area in Rasheed Street in central Baghdad on Tuesday, killing 10 people and wounding 25, police said.

* BAGHDAD - Gunmen killed a security guard for former Prime Minister Iyad Allawi on his way home in the western Ghazaliya district of Baghdad, Allawis's Iraqi National List said.

* KIRKUK - Gunmen killed a man in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk, 250 km (155 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

* MOSUL - Police found 11 bodies with gunshot wounds in the northern city of Mosul on Tuesday, police said.

BAGHDAD - Gunmen wearing Iraqi police commando uniforms kidnapped as many as 100 men from a Higher Education Ministry building in central Baghdad, a ministry spokesman said. She said gunmen arrived in new pick-up vehicles and stormed the Research Directorate building in religiously mixed Karrada.

BAQUBA - Gunmen attacked a police patrol killing three policemen and wounding another in the religiously mixed city of Baquba, police said.

BAGHDAD - A car bomb wounded three people in the northwestern Hurriya district of Baghdad, an Interior Ministry source said.

BAGHDAD - Iraqi army killed three insurgents and arrested 72 suspected insurgents during the last 24 hours in different parts of Iraq, the Defence Ministry said in a statement.

BAGHDAD - Chanting slogans in support of a radical, anti- American Shi'ite cleric, mourners carried coffins through a Baghdad district where Iraqi officials said U.S. forces killed six people in an overnight raid. The U.S. military declined to confirm any operation in Shula.

YUSUFIYA - U.S. forces conducted an air strike on Monday in the town of Yusufiya, 15 km (9 miles) south of Baghdad, killing three insurgents, the U.S. military said on Tuesday.
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