Factbox - Security developments in Iraq, 07 May 2007

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May 7 (Reuters) - Following are security developments in Iraq at 1000 GMT on Monday:

NEAR RAMADI - Two suicide car bombs killed 20 people and wounded more than 40 around the town of al-Jazeera, home of tribal leaders fighting al-Qaeda, near Ramadi, 110 km (70 miles) west of Baghdad, police said.

BAGHDAD - Five people were killed and two wounded by a mortar attack on the al-Saidiya district of southern Baghdad, police said.

ISKANDARIYA - Two people were killed and 10 wounded by a mortar attack on the town of Iskandariya, 40 km (25 miles) south of Baghdad, police said.

BAGHDAD - U.S. forces detained 15 suspected militants during raids targeting al-Qaeda in Iraq and its senior leaders in the cities of Hilla, Balad, Taji and Falluja, the U.S. military said.

SALMAN PAK - U.S. army Apache helicopters killed eight to 10 insurgents southeast of Salman Pak, south of Baghdad, following a clash between Iraqi police and insurgents late on Friday, the U.S. military said.

NEAR HILLA - The bodies of two men were found shot in two different areas near Hilla, 100 km (62 miles) south of Baghdad, police said.

Reuters - Thomson Reuters Foundation
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