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FACTBOX-Security developments in Iraq, Oct 24

Oct 24 (Reuters) - Following are security developments in Iraq at 2030 GMT on Wednesday.

* Denotes new or updated items.

BAGHDAD - Two almost simultaneous roadside bombs killed at least five people and wounded 25 near a busy market in the Diyala Bridge area of Baghdad, police said.

HIB HIB - Three mortar rounds killed three people and wounded 24 others when they landed on the village of Hib Hib, 8 km (5 miles) northwest of Baquba, police said.

* BAIJI - Insurgents killed a U.S. soldier and wounded five others near the northern Iraqi town of Baiji, 180 km (112 miles), the U.S. military said. The statement did not mention how the soldiers were killed.

BAGHDAD - Iraqi security forces found six bodies across Baghdad on Wednesday, police said.

TIKRIT - A U.S. soldier was killed and three others wounded when a mine exploded while they were conducting security operations in Salahuddin province, the U.S. military said.

BAGHDAD - U.S. forces arrested 21 gunmen during operations in central and northern Iraq, the U.S. military said.

MAHAWEEL - A body with gunshot wounds to the head and showing signs of torture was found in Mahaweel, 75 km (45 miles) south of Baghdad, police said.

ISKANDARIYA - A girl was killed by random gunfire in Iskandariya, 40 km (25 miles) south of Baghdad, on Tuesday, police said.

DIWANIYA - Iraqi police arrested Sulaiman al-Edami, a member of cleric Moqtada al-Sadr's political movement, when they raided his house in a town near Diwaniya, 180 km (110 miles) south of Baghdad, police said.

BAGHDAD - Iraqi soldiers killed five gunmen and arrested 48 others during the last 24 hours in different parts of Iraq, the Defence Ministry said.

BAGHDAD - A roadside bomb exploded near a police commando patrol, wounding three people, including two policemen, in the Qadissiya district of southwestern Baghdad, police said.

BAGHDAD - Four bodies were found shot in separate attacks in Baghdad on Tuesday, police said.

MOSUL - Four bodies, including a woman and a girl, were found shot in separate attacks on Tuesday in Mosul, 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

BAGHDAD - Clashes erupted between insurgents and police in the capital Baghdad, leaving two policemen and two insurgents dead and one insurgent wounded on Tuesday, police said.

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