Factbox - Security developments in Iraq, 17 May 2007

May 17 (Reuters) - Following are security developments in Iraq at 1100 GMT on Thursday:

* Indicates a new or updated entry.

DIWANIYA - At least three civilians were killed, including a woman, and four wounded in clashes between militiamen and security forces in the Shi'ite city of Diwaniya, 180 km (110 miles) south of Baghdad, police said.

* BAGHDAD - The U.S. military said three soldiers had been killed and one wounded when their patrol was hit by a roadside bomb south of Baghdad.

BAGHDAD - Two civilians were killed and five wounded by a roadside bomb in the Diyala bridge area in southeastern Baghdad, police said.

ISKANDARIYA - A roadside bomb killed a civilian and wounded three others in Iskandariya, 40 km (25 miles) south of Baghdad, police said.

HILLA - A policeman was killed and three of his family wounded when a militant hurled a hand grenade at his home in Hilla, 100 km (60 miles) south of Baghdad, police said.

BASRA - Gunmen killed a police major along with his son, police said.

DIWANIYA - Gunmen killed a civil servant in a drive-by shooting, police said.

LATIFIYA - Police found two bodies bearing signs of torture and bullet wounds in the town of Latifiya 40 km (25 miles) south of Baghdad, police said.

KIRKUK - Police found a bullet-riddled body in the ethnically mixed northern city, police said.

BAGHDAD - The Iraqi army killed six insurgents in different parts of Iraq over the last 24 hours, the Iraqi army said in a statement.


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