Factbox - Security developments in Iraq, 16 Jun 2007

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June 16 (Reuters) - Following are security developments in Iraq at 1255 GMT on Saturday:

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* BAGHDAD - U.S. and Iraqi forces captured two top militants overnight including one from a gang that may have been involved in the abduction of five Britons in Baghdad in May, the U.S. military commander in Iraq said on Saturday.

* MUQDADIYA - U.S. attack helicopters killed six suspected insurgents on Saturday who were spotted burying a makeshift bomb besides a road near Muqdadiya, 95 km (50 miles) north east of Baghdad, the U.S. military said.

BAGHDAD - U.S. and Iraqi forces killed four suspected insurgents and detained 20 others during operations in Falluja, Mosul and Baghdad, the U.S military said.

FALLUJA - Two bullet-riddled bodies were found in Falluja, 50 km (32 miles) west of Baghdad, police said.

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