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Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Security developments in Iraq, Dec 19

Dec 19 (Reuters) - Following are security and other developments in Iraq as of 1330 GMT on Tuesday:

* BAGHDAD - Gunmen seized doctor named Omar al-Jubouri from a hospital in central Baghdad, an interior ministry source said.

* BAGHDAD - The Iraqi Army said its forces killed two insurgents and arrested 19 others over the past 24 hours in different parts of Iraq.

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

BAQUBA - A total of 12 bodies, including two women, were found in different parts of the religiously mixed city of Baquba, 65 km (40 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

MOSUL - The bodies of four people were found on Monday in different parts of Mosul, 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

* BAGHDAD - A roadside bomb in a popular market wounded four people in Zaafaraniya district in the southern outskirts of Baghdad, police said. A car bomb in the same area soon after killed one person and wounded three, police said.

RASHEED - Three mortar rounds landed on a residential district killing one person and wounding three others on Monday in the town of Rasheed, just south of Baghdad, police said.

* BAGHDAD - Gunmen including some wearing police uniforms stole at least 1.25 billion dinars ($875,000). A police source said the gunmen took the money from people who were picking up money for salaries from a bank. An interior ministry source said the gunmen stormed the bank itself and took as much as 2 billion dinars ($1.4 million).
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