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FACTBOX-Security developments in Iraq, Jan 17

Jan 17 (Reuters) - Following are security developments in Iraq at 1900 GMT on Thursday.

* denotes new or updated item.

* BAQUBA - A suicide bomber wearing a vest packed with explosives killed nine people and wounded 14 others near a Shi'ite mosque in the volatile Iraqi city of Baquba, 65 km (40 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

* JALAWLA - U.S. soldiers killed six people, including two women, during raids against al Qaeda near the town of Jalawla, 120 km (70 miles) northeast of Baghdad in Diyala province, the U.S. military said. Ground troops and support aircraft returned fire on a building in Jalawla, killing three suspected al Qaeda fighters. The bodies of two women were found inside the building along with another two women who were wounded. In a separate raid nearby, U.S. forces killed a man who ignored warning shots when he emerged from another building, the military said.

* BAGHDAD - Three bodies were found in different areas of Baghdad on Thursday, police said.

MOSUL - A policeman and a girl were injured when a car bomb exploded in front of a church in Mosul, 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad, police said. The front of the church was badly damaged.

MOSUL - Militants bombed an empty primary school in the west of Mosul, police said. No one was hurt in the attack.

BAGHDAD - The bodies of five people were found in different districts of Baghdad on Wednesday, police said.

SALAHUDDIN PROVINCE - Three U.S. soldiers were killed and two wounded by small arms fire during operations in Iraq's northern Salahuddin province on Wednesday, the U.S. military said.

MOSUL - U.S. and Iraqi forces killed seven insurgents loading a vehicle with weapons in Mosul, the U.S. military said.

BAGHDAD - U.S. forces killed three insurgents and detained nine suspected militants on Tuesday and Wednesday during operations targeting al Qaeda in central and northern Iraq, the U.S. military said.

SULAIMAN PEK - An insurgent was killed on Wednesday while he was trying to rig a car with explosives in the town of Sulaiman Pek, 160 km (100 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

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