Factbox - Security developments in Iraq, 02 May 2007

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May 2 (Reuters) - Following are security developments in Iraq at 1200 GMT on Wednesday:

* denotes new or updated item.

* MAHMUDIYA - A bomb planted inside a minibus killed up to 11 people in the town of Mahmudiya, about 30 km (20 miles) south of Baghdad, police said.

* MAHMUDIYA - Several mortar rounds killed three people and wounded 15 others in the town of Mahmudiya, police said.

* BAGHDAD - The Iraqi army killed 25 insurgents and arrested 122 others during the last 48 hours in different parts of Iraq, the Defence Ministry said.

* MOSUL - Gunmen killed Nidhal al-Asadi, a university professor, in the northern city of Mosul, 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

BAGHDAD - The bodies of 15 people were found shot in different districts of Baghdad on Tuesday, police said.

ANBAR PROVINCE - U.S. forces detained 10 suspected insurgents in Anbar province and two others in Baghdad during overnight raids targeting al Qaeda senior leaders and roadside bomb networks.

BAGHDAD - At least three people were killed and 15 wounded when several mortar rounds landed in three different districts in south and southwestern Baghdad on Tuesday, police said.

BAGHDAD - A roadside bomb killed a person and wounded two others in northern Baghdad on Tuesday, police said.

UDHAIM - Gunmen killed two employees working in a cell phone company on Tuesday in the town of Udhaim, 100 km (60 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

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