Factbox - Security developments in Iraq, 21 Oct 2008

Following are security developments in Iraq at 1600 GMT on Tuesday.

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* BAGHDAD - A salvo of seven mortars struck Saidiya neighbourhood of southern Baghdad, wounding five people, police said.

* BAGHDAD - One dead body was discovered in Baghdad, police said.

* MOSUL - Police said they found one unidentified dead body with gunshot wounds to the head and chest in the northern city of Mosul.

BAGHDAD - Iraqi army troops found a large cache of weapons, ammunition and explosives in an industrial area of Sadr City in eastern Baghdad, said Qassim Moussawi, government spokesman for security in the capital.

LATIFIYA - Nine decomposed bodies were found on Monday in Latifiya, 40 km (25 miles) south of Baghdad, police said. The victims had been buried for more than a year.

BAGHDAD - A roadside bomb near an army checkpoint wounded one Iraqi soldier and three electricity workers in Palestine street in northeastern Baghdad, police said.


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