Factbox - Security developments in Iraq, 03 Nov 2008

Nov 3 (Reuters) - Following are security developments in Iraq at 1330 GMT on Monday.

BUHRIZ - A roadside bomb killed one member of U.S.-backed neighbourhood patrol and five of his family, including two women and three children, when it struck their vehicle on Sunday in Buhriz, 60 km (35 miles) northeast of Baghdad, police said.

BAQUBA - A car bomb inside the garage of Diyala Governorate Council killed one policeman and wounded nine people, including three policemen, police said.

SAADIYA - Police found the bodies of two women who had been kidnapped from their house earlier on Monday in Saadiya, 110 km (70 miles) northeast of Baghdad, police said.

BAAJ - Police found two bodies of a Yazidi man and his wife choked to death inside their house on Sunday in Baaj, 375 km (230 miles) northwest of Baghdad, police said.

BAGHDAD - At least six people were killed and 20 wounded when two bombs went off in succession in Karrada district in central Baghdad on Monday, police said.

NEAR RUTBA - Police found four bodies with gunshot wounds on Sunday in a desert area near the town of Rutba, 360 km (225 miles) west of Bagdad, police said.

BAGHDAD - A bomb blast wounded one of Iraq's deputy oil ministers close to his home in Baghdad on Monday, a security source said.

MOSUL - Iraqi soldiers found two bodies with gunshot wounds in western Mosul, 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

MOSUL - Gunmen killed tribal sheikh, spraying his car with bullets in western Mosul, police said.

BAGHDAD - A roadside bomb wounded three people in Palestine street in central Baghdad, police said.

BAGHDAD - A bomb attached to a car wounded the driver and one passer by in Zayouna district in eastern Baghdad, police said.

(compiled by Aws Qusay)


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