Iraq

Factbox - Security developments in Iraq, 11June 2007

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June 11 (Reuters) - Following are security developments in Iraq at 1000 GMT on Monday:

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* MAHMUDIYA - A suicide car bomb attack on checkpoint near a bridge killed three U.S. soldiers and wounded six more late on Sunday near Mahmudiya, 30 km (20 miles) south of Baghdad, the U.S. military said. An Iraqi translator was also injured.

* SAMARRA - A roadside bomb targeting a police station killed two policemen and wounded three in Samarra, 100 km north of Baghdad, police said.

* HAWIJA - Gunmen killed a man and wounded two others in a drive-by shooting in the town of Hawija, 70 km southwest of Kirkuk, police said.

BAGHDAD - The bodies of 16 people who had been shot dead were found in the mostly Sunni western Karkh part of Baghdad on Sunday, police said.

MOSUL - Gunmen killed Khaireddine Ahmed, the general director of the state-run central bank of Mosul, 390 km north of Baghdad, police said. Two of his guards were also killed.

MOSUL - Four people were found shot dead in Mosul on Sunday, police said.

TAL AFAR - Two people were killed and five wounded by a Katyusha rocket attack in the town of Tal Afar, 420 km north of Baghdad, on Sunday, police said.

TUZ KHURMATO - Two suspected insurgents were killed while trying to plant a roadside bomb in the town of Tuz Khurmato, 70 km south of Kirkuk, police said.

ISKANDARIYA - The local office of the Iraqi Islamic Party, the largest Sunni party in parliament, was badly damaged by a bomb on Sunday in the town of Iskandariya, 40 km south of Baghdad, police said.

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