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Monday, December 04, 2006

Security developments in Iraq, Dec 4

Dec 4 (Reuters) - Following are security and other developments in Iraq as of 1330 GMT on Monday.

*MOSUL - Gunmen killed four policemen in the northern city of Mosul, a hospital source said.

*MOSUL - Mosul hospital received bodies of seven people, a hospital source said.

*HADITHA - One U.S. marine was killed and three servicemen were missing after a U.S. helicopter with 16 people on board made an emergency landing in a lake in Haditha, 250 km (150 miles) northwest of Baghdad on Sunday, the U.S. military said.

*BAGHDAD - Gunmen shot Nabil al-Dulaimi, a journalist working for the local Dijla radio station, in al-Washash district in northwestern Baghdad, an official at Dijla station said.

*YATHRIB - Gunmen kidnapped an Imam of a Sunni mosque in the town of Yathrib, near Balad, 80 km (50 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

*MAHAWEEl - Police found a body of a man, with gunshot wounds and bearing signs of torture, in Mahaweel, a town 75 km (50 miles) south of Baghdad, police said.

BAGHDAD - A total of 50 bodies were found, with gunshot wounds, in different districts of Baghdad on Sunday, an Interior Ministry source said. Most of the victims bore signs of torture.

BAQUBA - Gunmen killed four engineers in a drive-by shooting in the violent city of Baquba, 65 km (40 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

TIKRIT - Two U.S. soldiers were killed and two others were wounded on Sunday by a roadside bomb near their vehicle in Tikrit, 175 km (110 miles) north of Baghdad, the U.S. military said in a statement.

MOSUL - A suicide car bomber blew himself up near a U.S. military convoy wounding five civilians in the northern city of Mosul, 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

BAGHDAD - The Iraqi army killed an insurgent and arrested 41 others during the last 24 hours in different parts of Iraq, the Defence Ministry said in a statement.

BAGHDAD - U.S. forces killed two insurgents, detained six others, and destroyed a bomb during a raid on Monday morning in northern Baghdad, the U.S. military said.

RAMADI - Gunmen killed a policeman on Sunday in the restive city of Ramadi, 110 km (70 miles) west of Baghdad, police said.
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