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FACTBOX: Security developments in Iraq, Oct 15

(Reuters) - Following are security developments in Iraq at 1900 GMT on Wednesday.

* denotes a new or updated item.

* BAGHDAD - A roadside bomb in Baghdad’s central Palestine Street area killed two members of the police and wounded two civilians, police said.

* BAGHDAD - Two dead bodies were found in Baghdad, police said.

KERBALA - Major-General Ali al-Hamdani, intelligence chief for three of Iraq’s southern provinces, was injured in a roadside bomb blast on Wednesday along with his two children, police in Kerbala, 80 km (50 miles) southwest of Baghdad, said.

MOSUL - Two children were wounded in a bomb explosion in Mosul, 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

MOSUL - One gunman was killed in clashes with police in southeastern Mosul, police said.

BAGHDAD - The U.S. military said it carried out a series of controlled detonations around Baghdad’s airport and fortified Green Zone compound, denying earlier Iraqi police reports that mortars had struck the two areas. No injuries were reported.

BAGHDAD - Two people were killed and six wounded when two mortar rounds landed near the Sunni Abu Hanifa shrine in the Adhamiya district of northern Baghdad, police said.

MOSUL - U.S. forces said on Wednesday they had killed the second-in-command of al Qaeda in Iraq, the Sunni Islamist militants who ally themselves with Osama bin Laden’s organization. They said Abu Qaswarah, a Moroccan, had been identified this week after being killed in Mosul on October 5.

KERBALA - Police discovered 22 decomposing bodies in a mass grave west of the holy Shi’ite city of Kerbala, police and hospital sources said.

MOSUL - A police patrol mistakenly opened fire in central Mosul, killing one person and wounding another, police said.

BAGHDAD - Two roadside bombs exploded in quick succession inside a base belonging to U.S.-backed neighborhood patrols, wounding two patrolmen and four Iraqi soldiers in the Doura district of southern Baghdad, police said.

BAGHDAD - The body of a man was found in Baghdad on Tuesday, police said.

MOSUL - A roadside bomb exploded near an Iraqi army patrol on Tuesday in Mosul, wounding nine civilians, police said.

BAGHDAD - Three policemen were wounded when a bomb exploded on Tuesday in the Karrada district of central Baghdad, police said.

MOSUL - Two Iraqi soldiers were wounded when a roadside bomb exploded in Mosul, police said.

MOSUL - Police killed one person when gunmen attacked their patrol in Mosul, police said.

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