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Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Security developments in Iraq, Dec 6

Dec 6 (Reuters) - Following are security and other developments in Iraq as of 1030 GMT on Wednesday.

* BAGHDAD - Mortar rounds fell on a busy commercial district of central Baghdad on Wednesday, killing 10 people and wounding 54, police said.

* BAGHDAD - A suicide bomber blew himself up inside a minibus in Shi'ite Sadr City, killing three people and wounding 16, Interior Ministry sources said.

* SUWAYRA - Mortar rounds landed in an area north of the town of Suwayra, 45 km (30 miles) south of Baghdad on Tuesday evening, killing one person and wounding two, police said.

* BAGHDAD - A U.S. aircraft killed one terrorist and detained another near the town of Khanaqin east of Baghdad, on Wednesday, the U.S. military said in a statement.

ISKANDARIYA - A bomb inside a shop killed its owner and three others and wounded 12 in the town of Iskandariya, 40 km (25 miles) south of Baghdad, police said.

KIRKUK - Police found a body with gunshot wounds in the northern oil city of Kirkuk, 250 km (155 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

HAWIJA - Gunmen killed a police officer on his way to work in Hawija, 70 km (40 miles) southwest of Kirkuk, police said.

BAGHDAD - Gunmen attacked a police brigadier, wounding him and killing his driver in a drive-by shooting in al-Mansour district in west-central Baghdad, an Interior Ministry source said.

MOSUL - Gunmen seriously wounded a university professor in Mosul, 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

KHALIS - Gunmen attacked a minibus carrying farm workers, killing one and wounding eight on Monday in a village north of Khalis, 80 km (50 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

MOSUL - Police found the headless body of an army officer on Monday in Mosul, police said.
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