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Monday, November 20, 2006

Security developments in Iraq, Nov 20

Nov 20 (Reuters) - Following are security developments in Iraq as of 1130 GMT on Monday:

* indicates new or updated item.

* RAMADI - A suicide car bomber exploded his vehicle near a police check point and killed two people, including a policeman, and wounded six others, including four policemen, in Ramadi, police and hospital sources said.

* RAMADI - A mortar round landed near a court and wounded three people in Ramadi, 110 km (68 miles) west of Baghdad, a hospital source said.

* NEAR MOSUL - A suicide car bomber rammed his car into a joint Iraqi police-army patrol and killed three soldiers and wounded four others, including a policeman, on Sunday in a town west of Mosul, police said.

* ISKANDARIYA - A roadside bomb targeting an Iraqi army patrol killed two civilians and wounded three others in the town of Iskandariya, 40 km (25 miles) south of Baghdad, police said.

* BAGHDAD - A roadside bomb in a crowded food market killed three people and wounded five others in Jamila district in eastern Baghdad, police said. An interior ministry source put the death toll at two, with seven wounded.

FALLUJA - A U.S. Marine died on Sunday from wounds suffered in combat in the western province of Anbar, the U.S. military said.

BAGHDAD - Iraqi special forces backed by U.S. advisers raided a group suspected of kidnapping, torturing and murdering Iraqi civilians and soldiers, the U.S. military said. The raid was in Sadr City, a Shi'ite militia stronghold in Baghdad. The U.S. statement said Iraqi forces searched a mosque. No one was detained and there was "minimal damage" to the mosque, it said.

NEAR BAGHDAD - The bodies of 14 people, with gunshot wounds and bearing signs of torture, were found dumped south of Baghdad, an Interior Ministry source said.

RAMADI - U.S. forces conducted an air strike and killed two suspected insurgents on Sunday in the Sunni insurgent stronghold of Ramadi, the U.S. military said in a statement.

BAGHDAD - A roadside bomb exploded near a police patrol and wounded two civilians near a highway in central Baghdad, an Interior Ministry source said.

BAQUBA - Gunmen killed a police officer from the Facility Protection Services (FPS) along with his driver in the religiously mixed city of Baquba, 65 km (40 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.
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