FACTBOX-Security developments in Iraq, Dec 22

Sat Dec 22, 2007 9:16am EST

(Reuters) - Following are security developments in Iraq at 1400 GMT on Saturday.

KIRKUK - Two unidentified gunmen were killed and one was wounded in clashes with Iraqi police in a village near the northern city of Kirkuk, 250 km (155 miles) north of Baghdad, police said. Two policemen were also wounded in the clashes.

KIRKUK - A double roadside bomb attack killed one U.S. soldier and wounded 11 in northern Iraq's Kirkuk province on Friday, the U.S. military said.

BAGHDAD - A suicide bomber blew himself up near an Iraqi police and army checkpoint in western Baghdad, killing four people and wounding six, police said.

SINJAR - Two roadside bombs killed a policeman and wounded two others in an attack targeting a police patrol in the northern town of Sinjar, near the Syrian border, police said.

MADAEN - A roadside bomb wounded five civilians as they were walking past a hospital in the town of Madaen, 45 km (25 miles) south of Baghdad, police said.

BAGHDAD - Security forces found three bodies throughout Baghdad on Friday, police said.

ISKANDARIYA - Police said they found the body of a guard who works for the minister of state for national security in the town of Iskandariya, 40 km (25 miles) south of Baghdad, on Friday.

(Baghdad newsroom)

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