Factbox - Security developments in Iraq, 30 May 2007

May 30 (Reuters) - Following are security developments in Iraq at 1530 GMT on Wednesday:

* denotes new or updated item.

* KHALIS - Ten people were killed, including four policemen and an Iraqi soldier, in gunfights that broke out when police tried to arrest suspected Sunni Arab insurgents in Khalis, 50 km (30 miles) north of Baghdad, police said

MOSUL - A roadside bomb targeting a U.S. patrol wounded two civilians in Mosul, 390 km (245 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

BAGHDAD - U.S. soldiers detained 23 suspected insurgents during raids against suspected al Qaeda members in Baghdad, Mosul, Anbar and Saladdin provinces, the U.S. military said.

BAGHDAD - The Iraqi army killed seven insurgents and arrested 53 others in the past 24 hours in different parts of Iraq, the Defence Ministry said.

FALLUJA - At least five people were killed and 15 wounded by mortar attacks in two different districts in the Sunni stronghold of Falluja, 50 km (35 miles) west of Baghdad, police said.

MOSUL - A woman was killed and two policemen were wounded in clashes between gunmen and police in Mosul, police said.

BAGHDAD - U.S. forces detained five suspected insurgents and one suspected cell leader during a raid in Sadr City in northeastern Baghdad, the U.S. military said. The raid targeted members of a network suspected of importing roadside bombs and weapons from Iran.

BAGHDAD - The bodies of 30 people who had been shot were found in different districts of Baghdad on Tuesday, police said.

MADAEN - A roadside bomb targeting police commandos wounded four policemen on Tuesday in Madaen, 45 km (28 miles) south of Baghdad, police said.

BAGHDAD - Three people were wounded by a mortar attack in Jamiaa district of western Baghdad, police said.

ISKANDARIYA - Gunmen wounded three policemen when they attacked a checkpoint on Tuesday in the town of Iskandariya, 40 km (25 miles) south of Baghdad, police said.


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