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FACTBOX-Security developments in Iraq, March 21

March 21 (Reuters) - Following are security developments in Iraq at 2300 GMT on Friday.

* denotes new or updated item.

* MANDALI - A U.S. soldier died earlier this week when his vehicle overturned in Mandali, a town about 100 km (60 miles) northeast of Baghdad, the U.S. military said on Friday.

SOUTH OF BAGHDAD - A U.S. soldier died from wounds sustained from "indirect fire", a term usually used to describe rocket or mortar fire, the U.S. military said.

BAGHDAD - Five people were wounded in clashes between Mehdi Army fighters and U.S. and Iraqi security forces in the Hay al-Amil area of southwestern Baghdad, police said.

BAGHDAD - U.S. forces killed six insurgents in a response to an attack on coalition forces in southern Baghdad on Thursday, the U.S. military said.

BAGHDAD - Two bodies were found in different districts of Baghdad, police said.

BAGHDAD - Coalition forces detained eight suspected militants during operations targeting al-Qaeda members in northern Iraq, the U.S. military said.

DOUR - A mortar round landed in a residential area, wounding four children in the town of Dour near Tikrit, 175 km (110 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

BAGHDAD - U.S. forces killed seven gunmen and arrested 20 others during operations in central and northern Iraq on Wednesday and Thursday, the U.S. military said in a statement.

MOSUL - Police found one decapitated body on Thursday in southeast Mosul, 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

MOSUL - A policeman's body was found with gunshot wounds on Thursday, hours after his abduction in southeastern Mosul, police said.

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