Factbox - Security developments in Iraq, 24 Jun 2007

from Reuters - Thomson Reuters Foundation
Published on 24 Jun 2007
June 24 (Reuters) - Following are security developments in Iraq at 2115 GMT on Sunday:

* denotes new or updated item.

* BAGHDAD - A U.S. soldier died of wounds he suffered when his unit was hit by a roadside bomb then came under small arms attack in eastern Baghdad on Saturday, the U.S. military said on Sunday. Two U.S. soldiers were killed outright in the attack.

BAGHDAD - The bodies of 11 people were found in different areas of Baghdad on Sunday, the Interior Ministry said.

AIN AL-TAMUR - The bodies of six people, including a member of the local city council, were found shot and tortured in the town of Ain al-Tamur, about 75 km (50 miles) west of Kerbala, south of Baghdad, police said.

SUWAYRA - Gunmen killed an Iraqi translator in a drive-by shooting near his house in the town of Suwayra, 40 km (25 miles) south of Baghdad, police said.

NEAR KUT - An off-duty Iraqi soldier was killed in a drive-by shooting near the city of Kut, 170 km (100 miles) southeast of Baghdad, police said.

BALAD - Police found the body of a female non-government organisation worker in an orchard in the town of Balad, around 90 km (50 miles) north of Baghdad, police said. She had been shot.

YATHRIB - Gunmen at a fake checkpoint kidnapped Salim Mohammed, a member of the Yathrib city council east of Balad, police said.

BAGHDAD - A U.S. soldier was killed during combat operations in northwest Baghdad on Saturday, the U.S. military said.

BAGHDAD - U.S. forces killed four suspected insurgents and detained 14 others during operations targeting al Qaeda in Hawija and Baghdad, the U.S. military said.

BAGHDAD - A U.S. soldier was killed when his patrol was attacked with small arms fire during combat operations in southern Baghdad on Saturday, the U.S. military said.

BAGHDAD - A roadside bomb killed a police commando and wounded three others when it exploded near their checkpoint in Mansour district in western Baghdad, police said.

GARMA - Iraqi and U.S. forces killed six al Qaeda militants and detained five others during raids near Garma, about 50 km (35 miles) west of Baghdad, on Thursday, the U.S. military said. Members of the cell were believed responsible for the Feb. 7 downing of a U.S. Marine CH-46 helicopter that killed seven Marines.

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