FACTBOX: Security developments in Iraq, Dec 11

(Reuters) - Following are security developments in Iraq at 1100 GMT on Tuesday.

BAGHDAD - A suicide car bomb exploded near the homes of senior Iraqi politicians in a heavily guarded neighborhood of western Baghdad on Tuesday, killing two people and wounding 12, police said.

BAGHDAD - Two Iraqi soldiers were wounded by a roadside bomb targeting their patrol in Palestine Street, northeastern Baghdad, police said.

BAGHDAD - Gunmen on two motorcycles killed Ibrahim Mohammed Ajil, head of the al-Rashad psychiatric hospital, in a drive-by shooting on Monday night when he was heading to his home in Baladiyat district in eastern Baghdad, police said.

BAGHDAD - A bomb attached to a booby-trapped body killed one Iraqi solder and wounded seven others including two policemen in the Saidiya district of southern Baghdad, police said.

SALAHUDDIN PROVINCE - A suicide car bomber killed one U.S. soldier and wounded two others in an attack on Monday in Salahuddin province north of Baghdad, the U.S. military said on Tuesday.

SAMARRA - A policeman was killed by a sniper in western Samarra, 100 km (68 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

BAGHDAD - The Iraqi army killed three gunmen and arrested 117 others during last 24 hours in different areas across Iraq, the Defence Ministry said.