Iraq

Factbox - Security developments in Iraq, 02 Nov 2008

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Nov 2 (Reuters) - Following are security developments in Iraq at 1600 GMT on Sunday.

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* ANBAR PROVINCE - Police said they found the bodies of four men in a deserted area near Rutba in Anbar province, 360 km (225 miles), west of Baghdad.

* MOSUL - A roadside bomb killed two soldiers when it struck their patrol in southeastern Mosul, police said.

* NASSIRIYA - U.S. troops captured six militants on Sunday in Nassiriya, 300 km (185 miles) southeast of Baghdad, the military said. It described the militants as belonging to a network funded and trained by Iran's Quds Force.

* MOSUL - Gunmen killed in drive-by shooting a civilian in western Mosul, police said.

KIRKUK - A roadside bomb killed two children and wounded a third in central Kirkuk, 250 km (155 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

BAGHDAD - A roadside bomb killed one policeman and wounded three others when it hit their patrol in Kamaliya district, eastern Baghdad, police said.

MOSUL - A suicide car bomb targeting a police patrol wounded one policeman on Saturday in western Mosul, 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

MOSUL - A roadside bomb wounded two Iraqi soldiers on patrol in eastern Mosul on Saturday, police said.

MOSUL - Gunmen wounded one Iraqi soldier and one woman in an attack on military checkpoint in eastern Mosul on Saturday, police said.

HILLA - Police found the body of a man bearing stab wounds in central Hilla, 100 km (60 miles) south of Baghdad, on Saturday, police said.

HAWIJA - A roadside bomb wounded three people including one woman when it struck their vehicle in central Hawija, 210 km (130 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

(compiled by Aws Qusay)

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