Iraq

Factbox - Security developments in Iraq, 25 May 2007

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May 25 (Reuters) - Following are security developments in Iraq at 1130 GMT on Friday:

BAGHDAD - Two U.S. soldiers were killed and another was wounded in a roadside bomb attack on their patrol in western Baghdad on Thursday, the military said. An Iraqi interpreter was also killed.

TIKRIT - A U.S. soldier was killed by a roadside bomb in Nineveh province near Tikrit on Thursday, the military said.

TIKRIT - A U.S. soldier was killed by a roadside bomb in Baghdad province near Tikrit, the U.S. military said.

SALAHADDIN - One U.S. soldier was killed and another was wounded by a roadside bomb in Salahaddin province on Thursday, the U.S. military said.

BAGHDAD - A U.S. soldier was killed by small arms fire in Diyala province on Thursday, the U.S. military said.

BAGHDAD - Insurgents bombed a bridge linking the Sunni districts of al-Khadra and al-Jamiaa in western Baghdad, police said. The bridge over a major road was still standing but was badly damaged. No casualties were reported.

BAGHDAD - U.S. and Iraqi forces detained 20 suspected insurgents in raids targeting al Qaeda in Baghdad and Mosul on Friday, the military said.

BAGHDAD - The bodies of 22 people were found shot in various districts of Baghdad on Thursday, police said. Nineteen of them were found in the predominantly Sunni Arab western Karkh side of Baghdad.

BAGHDAD - One civilian was killed and three wounded in a mortar attack on a residential area of Abu Dshir in southern Baghdad, police said.

FALLUJA - Gunmen killed a sheikh from the Abu Alwan tribe in his car in eastern Falluja, 50 km (30 miles) west of Baghdad, on Friday, police said.

LATIFIYA - Police found the bodies of two men handcuffed and shot in Latifiya, 40 km (25 miles) south of Baghdad, police said.

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