Factbox - Security developments in Iraq, 06 Nov 2008

Nov 6 (Reuters) - Following are security developments in Iraq at 1630 GMT on Thursday.

HAWIJA - U.S. soldiers killed one man in an operation targeting al Qaeda near Hawija, 210 km (130 miles) north of Baghdad, the U.S. military said.

BAGHDAD - Two roadside bombs exploding in quick succession killed two people and wounded five in central Baghdad, police said. The bombs apparently targeted a U.S. backed neighbourhood patrol but did not hurt any patrol members.

BAGHDAD - A roadside bomb wounded nine people, including five employees of Baghdad Municipality, near al-Hamza square in Sadr City district of northeastern Baghdad, police said.

MOSUL - Police found the body of a woman shot in neck and chest in eastern Mosul, 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad, on Wednesday, police said.

MOSUL - A U.S. helicopter killed two suspected al-Qaeda militants as their aircraft come under fire in an area northwest of Mosul on Wednesday, the U.S. military said in a statement.

(Compiled by Aseel Kami)


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