FACTBOX-Security developments in Iraq, July 12

Sat Jul 12, 2008 4:12pm EDT

July 12 (Reuters) - Following are security developments in Iraq at 2000 GMT on Saturday.

* denotes a new or updated item:

* TAL AFAR - Police found the bodies of seven people, including a woman and a child, in Tal Afar, about 420 km (260 miles) northwest of Baghdad, the town's mayor, Major-General Najim Abdullah, said. They had been kidnapped two days before.

BAGHDAD - A roadside bomb wounded six people in northern Baghdad, police said.

BAGHDAD - Iraq's deputy head of traffic police escaped unharmed when a bomb attached to his car exploded in eastern Baghdad, police said.

MOSUL - A roadside bomb killed a civilian when it hit his vehicle in Mosul, 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

MOSUL - Gunmen ambushed a police patrol, killing two policemen and wounding a traffic policeman in Mosul, police said.

KIRKUK - A roadside bomb killed one person and wounded three others, including Kirkuk police patrol director Colonel Ahmed Shamirani, in Kirkuk, 250 km (155 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

MOSUL - Gunmen killed an off-duty policeman when they fired on his car on Friday in Mosul, police said.

MOSUL - A grenade attack killed a civilian and wounded a policeman in eastern Mosul, police said.

BAGHDAD - A roadside bomb wounded two people in Baghdad's southern district of Doura, police said.

(Compiled by Aws Qusay)

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