FACTBOX-Security developments in Iraq, Sept 18

Thu Sep 18, 2008 3:50pm EDT

Sept 18 (Reuters) - Following are security developments in Iraq at 1945 GMT on Thursday.

* Denotes new or updated item

* MOSUL - Gunmen killed a couple and wounded four people, including two of the couple's children in an attack on their home in western Mosul, 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

* MOSUL - A roadside bomb killed three soldiers when it struck their patrol in northern Mosul, police said.

* TAL AFAR - Two roadside bombs wounded nine civilians in Tal Afar, 420 km (260 miles) northwest of Baghdad, police said.

* MOSUL - Police found the body of a man and a woman in western Mosul, police said.

* MOSUL - Gunmen killed two retired security personnel in two separate drive-by shootings in different parts of Mosul, police said.

* KIRKUK - Gunmen wounded a government employee in a drive-by shooting in central Kirkuk, 250 km (155 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

BAGHDAD - A roadside bomb wounded seven government guards when it exploded near their convoy as they escorted Baghdad Municipality employees in northeast Baghdad, police said.

MOSUL - Gunmen killed Mosul's deputy governor for technical affairs, Shamel Younis, when he was leaving a mosque in northern Mosul, on Wednesday, police said.

SHAWAN - Police found the bodies of two men bearing gunshot wounds and signs of torture on Wednesday in Shawan, 265 km (165 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

NEAR KIRKUK - Police found the body of a woman riddled with bullet wounds on Wednesday in the small town of Chiman, just outside Kirkuk, police said.

MOSUL - The body of a man was found in Mosul, police said.

MOSUL - A civilian died in clashes between the security forces and gunmen in east Mosul on Wednesday, police said.

BAGHDAD - A roadside bomb exploded near a police patrol, wounding two civilians in the Karrada district of central Baghdad, police said.

HAWIJA - A roadside bomb near a passing car wounded two people near the town of Hawija, 210 km (130 miles) north of Baghdad, police said. (Compiled by Aseel Kami and Tim Cocks)

Comments (0)
This discussion is now closed. We welcome comments on our articles for a limited period after their publication.