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Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Security developments in Iraq, Jan 3

Jan 3 (Reuters) - Following are security developments in Iraq as of 1015 GMT on Wednesday:

* BAGHDAD - The Central Criminal Court of Iraq convicted 48 security detainees between Dec. 8 to 28, for various crimes including murder, kidnapping and illegal possession of weapons, the U.S. military said. The court sentenced a Syrian, a Saudi and a Sudanese man to death in connection with "terrorist acts".

* BAGHDAD - A car bomb near an intersection wounded one person in Mansour district in west-central Baghdad, police said.

* KIRKUK - The corpse of a man was found shot dead and tortured in the oil-rich city of Kirkuk, 250 km (155 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

* RAMADI - U.S. forces conducted a string of raids in Ramadi, the capital of Iraq's restive western province of Anbar, and detained 23 suspects with ties to senior Al Qaeda leaders, the U.S. military said.

BAGHDAD - A roadside bomb killed a U.S. soldier when it exploded near his patrol south of Baghdad on Sunday, the U.S. military said on Wednesday.
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