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FACTBOX-Security developments in Iraq, Nov 18

Nov 18 (Reuters) - Following are security developments in Iraq at 2100 GMT on Sunday. * denotes new or updated item

BAGHDAD - At least nine people were killed and 20 wounded by a car bomb targeting Finance Ministry adviser Salman al-Mugotar in al-Hurriya Square in central Baghdad's Karrada district, police said. Mugotar was not hurt. * BAQUBA - Three U.S. soldiers were killed in a suicide attack in Iraq's restive Diyala province, the U.S. military said. It was not clear if this was the same incident Iraqi police reported in Baquba, which killed three children.

BAQUBA - A roadside bomb targeting a U.S. foot patrol in Baquba, 65 km (40 miles) north of Baghdad, killed at least three children, two of them siblings, and wounded seven people, police said.

DIWANIYA - Iraqi security forces captured 47 militants, including three Mehdi Army leaders, and confiscated weapons in Diwaniya, 180 km (112 miles) south of Baghdad, a police official said.

SAMAWA - The provincial governor of Muthanna province accused U.S. troops of opening fire on civilian cars south of Baghdad, wounding six people, and threatened to suspend ties with U.S. officials over the attack. A U.S. statement said that a U.S. military convoy was involved in "an incident" that resulted in the death of two Iraqis and wounded four more, but gave no additional details.

BAGHDAD - The Iraqi army killed four gunmen and arrested 63 others during the last 24 hours, in different parts in Iraq, the Defence Ministry said.

MOSUL - A parked car bomb killed three people, including a woman, and wounded 16 others, including four policemen, when it targeted a police patrol in central Mosul, 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

TIKRIT - A roadside bomb killed an Iraqi army officer and a soldier and wounded another while they were trying to defuse it in central Tikrit, 175 km (110 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

* AS-SA'DIYAH - Iraqi forces, supported by the U.S. military, killed one militant and detained two people on Friday in As-Sa'diyah, north of Baquba, 65 km (40 miles) north of Baghdad, the U.S. military said. One Iraqi soldier was killed and one was injured in the operation, it said.

* MAHMUDIYA - U.S. helicopters killed on militant and wounded on Friday another after an attack on an Iraqi neighbourhood police unit southeast of Mahmudiya, 30 km (20 miles) south of Baghdad, the U.S. military said.

* BAGHDAD - Four bodies were found in different districts of Baghdad on Sunday, police said.

BAGHDAD - Four bodies were found in different districts of Baghdad on Saturday, police said.

MOSUL - Five bodies, including that of a police captain, were found dumped in different areas of Mosul, 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad, on Saturday, police said.

BAGHDAD - A roadside bomb wounded two people in Ameen district of southeastern Baghdad, police said.

BAGHDAD - A roadside bomb hit a police commandos patrol near al-Tayaran Square in central Baghdad on Saturday, wounding two policemen, police said.

BAGHDAD - U.S. helicopters killed two men planting a roadside bomb south of Baghdad on Friday, the U.S. military said.

BAGHDAD - A roadside bomb wounded two people in Kesra neighbourhood in northern Baghdad, police said.

RUSTUMIYA - Several rockets or mortar rounds landed in Rustumiya neighbourhood in southeastern Baghdad but caused no casualties, police said. (Editing by Ross Colvin and Missy Ryan)

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