September 25, 2007 / 7:11 AM / 12 years ago

FACTBOX-Security developments in Iraq, Sept 25

Sept 25 (Reuters) - Following are security developments in Iraq at 1200 GMT on Tuesday.

* denotes new or updated item.



* DIYALA - A U.S. soldier was killed in Diyala province when an explosion hit his vehicle, U.S. forces said.

* KHALDIYA - A policeman was killed in Khalidiya, 80 km (50 miles) west of Baghdad, in a bomb attack targeting his police patrol.

* BAGHDAD - Iraqi special forces detained on Monday the leader of a militant cell who allegedly participated in bombings which destroyed several U.S. army vehicles and was linked to 10 rocket attacks on the Green Zone in Baghdad.

BAGHDAD - Two car bombs killed six people and wounded 20 in the Zayouna district of eastern Baghdad, police and hospital sources said.

HAWIJA - Hussein Ali Saleh, head of Hawija City Council, was wounded when a suicide car bomber targeted his convoy on a road near the town of Hawija, 70 km (40 miles) southwest of the city of Kirkuk, police said. Two of his guards were wounded.

MOSUL - A suicide bomber wearing an explosives belt blew himself up near a police colonel, wounding the officer and nine others in Mosul, 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

BAGHDAD - The Iraqi army killed four insurgents and arrested 31 during the last 24 hours in different parts of Iraq, the Defence Ministry said.

FALLUJA - A roadside bomb targeting a police patrol killed one policeman and wounded another in Falluja, 50 km (30 miles) west of Baghdad, police said.

BAGHDAD - U.S. forces captured a suspected militant believed to have ties to the Qods force of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard and detained six others during operations in Baghdad, the U.S. military said. The main militant was involved in weapons transfers throughout Iraq, the military said.

BASRA - A suicide car bomb killed three people in an attack targeting a police station in the southern Shi’ite city of Basra, police and a health official said. Up to 20 people were wounded. Basra lies 550 km (340 miles) southeast of Baghdad.

BAGHDAD - Twelve bodies were found in different parts of Baghdad on Monday, police said.

BAQUBA - Police put the final death toll at 28 from a suicide bombing on Monday at a mosque where local Shi’ite and Sunni Arab leaders were holding reconciliation talks in the city of Baquba, 65 km (40 miles) north of Baghdad. The city’s police chief was among those killed. Police said 50 people were wounded.

BAGHDAD - A roadside bomb killed one person and wounded four in eastern Baghdad, police said.

BAGHDAD - A roadside bomb near a police station wounded seven people, including a policeman, in the Karrada district of central Baghdad, police said.

KIRKUK - Police said they found a body, shot and burned, in Kirkuk, 250 km (155 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

KIRKUK - A roadside bomb wounded two people in southern Kirkuk, police said.

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