Factbox - Security developments in Iraq, 17 Oct 2008

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Oct 17 (Reuters) - Following are security developments in Iraq at 0800 GMT on Friday.

BAGHDAD - The U.S. military said it killed two suspected members of 'special groups,' its term for Shi'ite militants it believes are backed by Iran, on Thursday in eastern Baghdad.

BAGHDAD - Iraqi forces captured 10 suspected militants in separate operations throughout central Iraq from Oct.13 to Oct. 15, the U.S. military said in a statement.

KUT - Gunmen shot a tribal leader on Thursday afternoon in Kut, 150 km (95 miles) southeast of Baghdad, police said. The tribal leader was taken to the hospital.

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