Iraq

Factbox - Security developments in Iraq, 10 Dec 2006

Dec 10 (Reuters) - Following are security and other developments in Iraq as of 1850 GMT on Sunday:

BAGHDAD - Police found the bodies of 60 apparent victims of sectarian killings across Baghdad. Most of the bodies were found in western Baghdad.

BAGHDAD - Gunmen attacked the homes of two Shi'ite families in the predominantly Sunni neighbourhood of Jihad, killing nine men, police and relatives said.

BAGHDAD - Gunmen kidnapped well-known television director Hussein Rasheed al-Tikriti on Saturday on a road near Mishada north of Baghdad, his nephew said.

BAGHDAD - The Iraqi army arrested 95 suspected insurgents during the last 24 hours in different parts of Baghdad, the Defence Ministry said.

BAGHDAD - Three headless bodies were found in the Hurriya district of Baghdad, an Interior Ministry source said.

KIRKUK - Gunmen killed a 15-year-old employee at a bakery in Kirkuk, police said.

BAGHDAD - Gunmen killed army Colonel Yaarub Khazaal, a security guard for Ahmed Chalabi, head of the deBaathification committee, in the western Yarmouk district of Baghdad, an Interior Ministry source said.

BAGHDAD - The bodies of three people, shot and tortured, were found in Mahmudiya, 30 km (20 miles) south of Baghdad, police said.

BAGHDAD - A roadside bomb targeting an Iraqi army patrol wounded three people in Yarmouk district in western Baghdad, an Interior Ministry source said.

NEAR BAGHDAD - Gunmen attacked a family driving on a main road north of Baghdad, killing two children and wounding six others in a drive-by shooting, police said.

RABIA - A suicide bomber rammed his vehicle into a fuel truck carpark, setting four trucks on fire, police said.

RAMADI - Gunmen attacked a residential district with mortar rounds, wounding three people in the city of Ramadi, 110 km (70 miles) west of Baghdad, police said.

RAMADI - Gunmen armed with rocket-propelled grenades attacked a joint U.S.-Iraqi checkpoint in Ramadi, killing a university student who was standing nearby, police said.

BAGHDAD - Shi'ite militias attacked Sunni homes in Baghdad's religiously mixed Hurriya district on Saturday, Interior Ministry officials and witnesses said. More than 30 families fled after the militias torched homes and killed at least one person.

BAGHDAD - A total of 40 bodies -- many shot and tortured -- were found across Baghdad on Saturday, an Interior Ministry source said.

BAGHDAD - A mortar round landed on Kadhimiya district in northwestern Baghdad, killing two people and wounding two others on Saturday, an Interior Ministry source said.

MOSUL - A hospital source said they received the bodies of two policemen and a soldier with gunshot wounds on Saturday.

BAGHDAD - Fighting continued for a second day between Shi'ite militias and a Sunni tribe in Amil district in southwestern Baghdad on Saturday, an Interior Ministry source said.

BAGHDAD - Shi'ite militias attacked Sunni families in Adil district, western Baghdad, an Interior Ministry source said.

KIRKUK - Gunmen killed a hairdresser at his shop on Saturday in the ethnically mixed city of Kirkuk, police said.

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