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Factbox - Security developments in Iraq, 25 Oct 2008

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Oct 25 (Reuters) - Following are security developments in Iraq at 1330 GMT on Saturday.

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* BAGHDAD - Two Iraqi soldiers were killed and three wounded when a bomb exploded in Baghdad's central Palestine Street district, police said.

* NEAR KIRKUK - Iraqi police found the body of a man with signs of torture just south of Kirkuk, 250 km (155 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

* FALLUJA - Gunmen killed an imam of a mosque and another man in a drive-by shooting northeast of Falluja, police said.

* MOSUL - Gunmen killed two off-duty policemen in a drive-by shooting in eastern Mosul, 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

* MOSUL - A roadside bomb wounded two women when it struck an Iraqi army vehicle in eastern Mosul, north of Baghdad, police said.

* MOSUL - Gunmen killed a civilian in a drive-by shooting in eastern Mosul, north of Baghdad, police said.

NEAR KUT - Iraqi police arrested one gunman and wounded another in clashes on Friday just south of Kut, 150 km (95 miles) southeast of Baghdad, Police Major Aziz Latif said.

NEAR KUT - Police said they found a dead body inside an abandoned house just south of Kut on Friday. The dead individual appeared to have been tortured and shot.

FALLUJA - Iraqi soldiers killed a suspected militant and arrested another one, believed to be responsible for training insurgents in producing and placing roadside bombs, on Friday in Falluja, 50 km (30 miles) west of Baghdad, the U.S. military said.

(Compiled by Aws Qusay)

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