Factbox - Security developments in Iraq, 09 Jun 2007

News and Press Release
Originally published
June 9 (Reuters) - Following are security developments in Iraq at 1945 GMT on Saturday:

* denotes new or updated item.

* BAGHDAD - Police said they have found the bodies of 24 people around Baghdad in the past 24 hours.

* BAGHDAD - Police said they have found the body of Colonel Faris al-Duri in the Sunni al-Adhamiya district of northern Baghdad.

BAGHDAD - A suicide truck bomber killed 12 Iraqi soldiers and wounded 30 in an attack on an army checkpoint on a road between Jurf al-Sakhar and al-Iskandariya south of Baghdad.

BAGHDAD - Four people were killed and seven wounded in a roadside bomb attack on a minibus in Baladiyat district in eastern Baghdad, police said.

* DIWANIYA - The body of a policeman was found shot in central Diwaniya, 180 km (112 miles) south of Baghdad, police said.

KIRKUK - Police said they found the bodies of three Iraqi soldiers -- shot, bound and tortured -- in southeastern Kirkuk.

TIKRIT - One U.S. soldier was shot dead while conducting operations in Diyala province, the U.S. military said.

BAQUBA - U.S. helicopters fired Hellfire missiles at a Shi'ite mosque in the volatile city of Baquba, north of Baghdad, after troops came under machinegun and rocket-propelled grenade fire from gunmen inside the building, the U.S. military said. It gave no casualty figures.

BAGHDAD - Six civilian detainees were killed and at least 50 wounded when mortars or rockets were fired into the U.S.-run Camp Bucca prison in southern Iraq, the U.S. military said.

MOSUL - A roadside bomb killed one policeman and wounded two others in Mosul, 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad, police said. A mortar round which landed nearby killed one civilian and wounded four others.

ZAAFARANIYA - A roadside bomb wounded three policemen in the Zaafaraniya district of southern Baghdad, police said.

FALLUJA - U.S. and Iraqi soldiers killed five suspected insurgents and detained another two during raids against the al Qaeda in Iraq network near Falluja, 50 km (30 miles) west of Baghdad, the U.S. military said. A teenage boy was wounded by a stray bullet, it said. Nine other suspected insurgents were detained in raids in Baghdad and Taji.

BAGHDAD - One suspected insurgent was killed and three detained during raids against a network suspected of bringing roadside bombs from Iran to Iraq, the U.S. military said.

BAGHDAD - Two people including a policeman were killed and eight others wounded in a car bomb attack on a police patrol in the al-Shaab neighbourhood in northern Baghdad, police said.

BAGHDAD - An armed group blew up the Sunni Fatah-Basha mosque in Bayaa in southern Baghdad on Friday, police said. There were no casualties, but the U.S. military said the mosque suffered substantial damage.

BAGHDAD - A car bomb exploded near a police patrol in Adhamiya in northern Baghdad, killing two policemen, the U.S. military said in a statement. A third was shot dead immediately after the explosion.

MOSUL - Seven people were killed in clashes between two groups of gunmen in Mosul, 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad, on Friday, police said.

MOSUL - One policeman was killed and another wounded when gunmen attacked their patrol in central Mosul on Friday, police said.

BAGHDAD - The bodies of seven people were found in different areas of Baghdad on Friday, police said.

SAMARRA - Three people were killed and seven wounded in a mortar attack in a residential area of Samarra, 100 km (60 miles) north of Baghdad, on Friday, police said.

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