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FACTBOX - Security developments in Iraq

(Reuters) - Following are security developments in Iraq at 11:45 a.m. on Friday.

* denotes a new or updated item:

* NASSIRIYA - The U.S. military killed one militant and detained another in Nassiriya, 300 km (185 miles) south of Baghdad, the military said in a statement.

* MOSUL - A roadside bomb wounded six civilians in Mosul, 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

NEAR SAMARRA - Iraqi police foiled a planned chlorine bomb attack when they seized a truck packed with explosives and chlorine bottles outside Samarra, 100 km (60 miles) north of Baghdad, police said. Four militants were killed in the incident.

ISKANDARIYA - Two decomposed bodies with gunshot wounds were found in a field in Iskandariya, 40 km (25 miles) south of Baghdad, police said.

HILLA - Police found a body in a police uniform with gunshot wounds to the head in a street near Hilla, 100 km (60 miles) south of Baghdad on Thursday, police said.

BAGHDAD - U.S. forces detained nine militants in different operations in central and northern Iraq, the U.S. military said.

Compiled by Aws Qusay

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