Factbox - Security developments in Iraq, 8 Jun 2007

June 8 (Reuters) - Following are security developments in Iraq at 0945 GMT on Friday:

BAQUBA - Gunmen attacked the home of a senior police official in Baquba, 65 km (40 miles) north of Baghdad, killing 14 people and kidnapping his four children, police sources said. Colonel Ali Delyan Ahmed's wife, two brothers and 11 bodyguards were killed in the attack, during which rocket-propelled grenades were fired before gunmen stormed his home. BASRA - Twelve people were killed and 33 wounded when a minibus exploded in Qurna, near the southern Iraqi city of Basra, a doctor at a nearby hospital said. Police said the bus was packed with mortar bombs and fuel and exploded at a bus terminal in a crowded market.

ANBAR - U.S. and Iraqi soldiers killed one suspected insurgent and detained 12 others in raids targeting al Qaeda in Iraq in Anbar province west of Baghdad, police said.

BAQUBA - A roadside bomb killed two high-ranking police officers and wounded a third south of Baquba, police said.


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