Factbox - Security developments in Iraq, 21 May 2007

May 21 (Reuters) - Following are security developments in Iraq at 0830 GMT on Monday:

HIBHIB - Gunmen attacked a minibus and killed seven passengers and set the vehicle on fire near the town of Hibhib, near Baquba, 65 km (40 miles) north of Baghdad, a source in the hospital and Iraqiya state-run TV said.

ISKANDARIYA - Four people from al-Ubaidat tribe were killed and five wounded in clashes between them and gunmen in Iskandariya, 40 km (25 miles) south of Baghdad, police said.

BAGHDAD - A roadside bomb exploded near an Iraqi army patrol, killing three soldiers and wounding two in Adil district of western Baghdad, police said.

ISKANDARIYA - A roadside bomb exploded near a police patrol, wounding three policemen in Iskandariya, police said.

SAFRA - Saboteurs set an oil by-products pipeline on fire when they planted bombs beneath it in the village of Safra, 65 km (40 miles) southwest of Kirkuk, police and Oil North Company said.

NEAR TAL AFAR - A roadside bomb exploded near a police patrol in the main road between the town of Singar and Tal Afar, 420 km (260 miles) northwest of Baghdad, police said.

TIKRIT - Police said that they arrested Salah Khalil, the head of the Independent Electoral Commission of Iraq office in Diyala Province on Sunday in the city of Tikrit, police said. He was accused of supporting insurgents, a source said.


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