FACTBOX-Security developments in Iraq, Sept 22
Sept 22 (Reuters) - Following are security developments in Iraq at 1400 GMT on Saturday.
* Denotes new or updated item.
* MUSSAYAB - The U.S. military killed seven insurgents and detained 12 others, including a suspected senior al Qaeda member in the town of Mussayab, about 60 km (40 miles) south of Baghdad, the U.S. military said.
BASRA - An Iraqi police brigadier-general was wounded by a sniper in Basra, 550 km (340 miles) southeast of Baghdad, on Friday, police said.
MOSUL - Iraqi police detained 54 suspected insurgents, found several arms caches and confiscated 16 vehicles during a 24-hour curfew in Mosul, 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad on Friday, police said.
TAL AFAR - One insurgent was killed and another wounded when a bomb they were making exploded in Tal Afar, 420 km (260 miles) northwest of Baghdad, police said.
BAGHDAD - Eight bodies were found in Baghdad, including those of four women in the southern Doura district, on Friday, police said.
BAGHDAD - About 150 Sunni Arab families were displaced from the al-Washash district of western Baghdad after clashes between the Iraqi army and the Mehdi army militia loyal to Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, the Interior Ministry said. The U.S. military said there had been clashes between Mehdi army factions in the area.
TUZ KHURMATO - A roadside bomb wounded 10 people near Tuz Khurmato, 180 km (110 miles) north of Baghdad, overnight, police said.
KIRKUK - A body with gunshot wounds and showing signs of torture was found in a garbage bag in Kirkuk, 250 km (155 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.
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