February 10, 2008 / 2:46 PM / 12 years ago

FACTBOX-Security developments in Iraq, Feb 10

Feb 10 (Reuters) - Following are security developments in Iraq at 1730 GMT on Sunday.

* denotes new or updated items.

* BALAD - A car bomb killed 23 people and wounded another 25 in a market in the Iraqi town of Balad on Sunday, the U.S. military said. A Iraqi security official put the death toll at 33, including women and children, with 35 wounded.

* MOSUL - A suicide bomber, using a fuel tanker, killed four Iraqi soldiers and wounded seven others in a blast in western Mosul, 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad.

* BAGHDAD - Ten bodies were found in different areas of Baghdad on Sunday, police said. Five of them were found in a grave in outskirts of northern Baghdad.

BALAD RUZ - Two policemen were killed and 17 people, including 10 policemen wounded, when 10 mortar rounds hit a police station in Balad Ruz town, 50 km (30 miles) southwest of Baquba, police said.

NEAR KIRKUK - A suicide car bomb blast aimed at a convoy of U.S.-backed neighbourhood policemen wounded three members including the unit’s leader, southwest of Kirkuk, 250 km (155 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

NEAR HILLA - U.S. troops and Iraqi security forces arrested two suspected Shi’ite militia just north of Hilla, 100 km (62 miles) south of Baghdad, police said.

KUT - Police arrested a senior al Qaeda member in Kut, 170 km (105 mile) southeast of Baghdad, a spokesman for the Interior Ministry said.

NINEVEH PROVINCE - Five people, including a woman, were killed in clashes when gunmen attacked villages manned by neighbourhood policemen in the northern province of Nineveh, police said.

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