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Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Security developments in Iraq, Feb 6

Feb 6 (Reuters) - Following are security developments in Iraq as of 1300 GMT on Tuesday:

BAGHDAD - A car bomb exploded in the Mashtal district in eastern Baghdad, killing two people and wounding eight, police said.

*BAGHDAD - A car bomb exploded in the southern Doura district of Baghdad, wounding four people, police said.

*BAGHDAD - Two policemen were wounded in a clash with gunmen in the upscale Mansour western district of Baghdad, police said.

*TIKRIT - The spokesman for the governor of Tikrit was arrested, along with his brother, a police colonel, when U.S. forces raided their house in the town of Alam near Tikrit 175 km (110 miles) north of Baghdad, the U.S-Iraqi joint coordination centre and provincial officials in Tikrit said.

*BAGHDAD - A car bomb exploded in Baghdad's southwestern district of Bayaa, wounding five people, police said.

MOSUL - Gunmen shot dead a woman government employee in Mosul, 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

BAGHDAD - Gunmen in Iraqi army uniforms kidnapped a senior Iranian diplomat in Baghdad on Sunday, Iraqi government and Iranian officials said on Tuesday.

BAGHDAD - Gunmen in four cars kidnapped 11 people from one house in the Shi'ite district of Sadr city overnight, police sources said.

BAGHDAD - A roadside bomb exploded in the Zaafaraniya district, wounding two civilians, police said.

MOSUL - Police clashed with gunmen in eastern Mosul. One policeman was killed and three wounded, police said.

BAGHDAD - Police said they retrieved the bodies of 25 people from various parts of Baghdad with gunshot wounds and signs of torture over the past 24 hours.

KIRKUK - Two bombs detonated in quick succession in southern Kirkuk on Monday evening, wounding eight people, police said.
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