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FACTBOX-Security developments in Iraq, Oct 14

(Reuters) - Following are security developments in Iraq at 5 p.m. EDT on Sunday.

BAGHDAD - One U.S. soldier was killed and three wounded by a roadside bomb in southern Baghdad, the U.S. military said.

FALLUJA - Iraqi and U.S. soldiers detained five suspected al Qaeda militants during operations on Friday and Saturday near Taji in northern Iraq, the U.S. military said.

KIRKUK - Gunmen killed three Sunni Arab men and wounded two in a drive-by shooting in Riyadh, 60 km (40 miles) southwest of Kirkuk, police said.

BAGHDAD - A car bomb killed four people in Baghdad’s Kadhimiya district, police said. The district is home to the shrine of a revered Shi’ite imam.

NEAR RAMADI - Police major Waheed Dulaimi and four members of his family were killed in a suicide car bomb attack on his house in the town of Baghdadi northwest of Ramadi in western Anbar province, police said. Eight other people were wounded.

BAQUBA - The Iraqi army found 10 bodies in a village northwest of Baquba. Dr Ahmed Faoud at Baquba hospital said the bodies all appeared to have been shot and were decomposed.

BAGHDAD - Police found the bodies of three people across Baghdad on Saturday, a police source said.

HASWA - Shi’ite fighters loyal to cleric Moqtada al-Sadr’s Mehdi Army clashed with Sunni Arab tribesmen in the town of Haswa, 50 km (30 miles) south of Baghdad, police said. U.S. and Iraqi forces arrived to quell the fighting, killing four Shi’ite fighters and detaining 17 men.

NEAR HILLA - Gunmen wounded a local official of Shi’ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr’s office just north of Hilla, police said.

JURF AL-SAKHAR - A farmer in the town of Jurf al-Sakhar, 85 km (53 miles) south of Baghdad, was killed when a roadside bomb he was trying to remove from underneath his tractor exploded, police said.

QARAHANJEER - Police said they found a body with gunshot wounds and signs of torture in the town of Qarahanjeer, just north of Kirkuk.