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FACTBOX: Security developments in Iraq

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

BAGHDAD - A suicide car bomb killed four people and wounded 25 others, most of them women and children, outside a park in al-Harthiya district in western Baghdad, police said.

NEAR BALAD - A suicide car bomb killed six members of a tribal police unit aligned to the U.S. military in an attack on a checkpoint near Balad, 80 km (50 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

RAMADI - Police said they found three bodies with gunshot wounds and signs of torture in Ramadi, 110 km (68 miles) west of Baghdad.

KUT - Gunmen killed a man in drive by-shooting in central Kut, 170 km (105 miles) southeast of Baghdad, police said.

KIRKUK - A roadside bomb wounded four people in central Kirkuk, 250 km (155 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

DIWANIYA - Gunmen launched simultaneous mortar and machinegun attacks on two mainly Polish military bases in Diwaniya, 180 km (110 miles) south of Baghdad. A Polish military spokesman said four civilians and three gunmen were killed in the clashes. A hospital official said it had received the bodies of five children.

MOSUL - Police said they found two bodies shot and bound in the northern city of Mosul, 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad. One of them was a member of the Mosul city council.

BAGHDAD - U.S. forces killed three insurgents and detained 20 suspects during operations to disrupt al Qaeda in Samarra, Ramadi and Tarmiya, the U.S. military said.

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