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FACTBOX - Security developments in Iraq

(Reuters) - Following are security developments in Iraq at 4 p.m. British time on Saturday.

* denotes new or updated items.

* MOSUL - Three bodies were found with gunshot wounds in different districts of Mosul, 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

* MOSUL - Gunmen killed a man in a drive-by shooting just outside his house in eastern Mosul, police said.

* NEAR HILLA - Police killed one gunman and arrested two others when they tried to assassinate a local police chief in the town of Hamza al-Gharbi, south of the city of Hilla, police said. One policeman was wounded in the incident. Hilla is 100 km (60 miles) south of Baghdad.

* ISKANDARIYA - Two bodies with gunshot wounds were found in Iskandariya, 40 km (25 miles) south of Baghdad, police said.

BAGHDAD - Gunmen killed police Brigadier-General Saadi Ruzuqi, spraying his car with bullets on the Mohammed al-Qasim highway in central Baghdad, police said.

DIYALA PROVINCE - Gunmen killed four off-duty oil pipeline guards in their car near Khanaqin, near the Iranian border, police said.

BAGHDAD - Gunmen killed Christian priest Adel Yousif in a drive-by shooting near his house in the Karrada district of central Baghdad, police said.

BAGHDAD - A roadside bomb hit a bus on Palestine Street in eastern Baghdad, killing three people and wounding 16 others, police said.

MAHMUDIYA - One policeman was killed by a sniper while on patrol on Friday in Mahmudiya, 30 km (20 miles) south of Baghdad, police said.

KIRKUK - A roadside bomb near a police patrol wounded three policemen on Friday in central Kirkuk, 250 km (155 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

BAGHDAD - Two bodies were found in different districts of Baghdad on Friday, police said.

NEAR HILLA - A body of an Interior Ministry special forces soldier was found with gunshot wounds on Friday near Hilla, police said.

NEAR SAMARRA - U.S. forces killed two suspected insurgents on Friday west of Samarra, 100 km (60 miles) north of Baghdad during an operation targeting al Qaeda, the U.S. military said.

Compiled by Aws Qusay, editing by Dean Yates