March 24, 2007 / 1:46 PM / 12 years ago

FACTBOX-Security developments in Iraq, March 24

(Reuters) - Following are security developments in Iraq as of 1330 GMT on Saturday:

* Indicates new or updated item

*FALLUJA - A U.S. soldier was killed in combat in Anbar province on Friday, the U.S. military said.

BAGHDAD - A U.S. soldier was killed by a roadside bomb while on foot patrol south of Baghdad on Friday, the U.S. military said.

QAIM - Three car bombers launched almost simultaneous attacks against a police station and checkpoints in western Iraq, near the Syrian border. Dr Hamdi al-Alousi of Qaim hospital said six people were killed and 17 wounded. Anbar provincial police put the toll at eight dead and 20 wounded.

*HILLA - A suicide truck bomber exploded near a Shi’ite mosque in the town of Haswa about 60 km south of Baghdad, police said. Hilla hospital said at least nine people were killed and 43 wounded. Police said eight were killed.

*TAL AFAR - A suicide bomber in a market in the town of Tal Afar in northwestern Iraq killed eight people and wounded 10, the mayor said.

FALLUJA - The bodies of 12 people were found in Falluja, in western Iraq, police said.

FALLUJA - Iraqi and U.S. forces clashed with gunmen in Falluja and a medical source said four people were killed.

RUTBA - In the Rutba area near the Jordanian border, the U.S. military said it killed three suspected insurgents in an air strike on their car. A fourth suspect blew himself up. A U.S. statement said U.S. forces detained 12 more suspects in other operations against al Qaeda and foreign fighter facilitators in Mosul and Baghdad.

BAGHDAD - A suicide bomber driving a truck packed with explosives attacked a police station in the volatile southern Dora district of Baghdad, killing at least 11 policemen and wounding 23 others, a police source said.

DIWANIYA - The bullet-riddled body of a military intelligence officer was found in the center of Diwaniya, 180 km (110 miles) south of Baghdad, police said.

BAGHDAD - The bodies of 26 people were found shot dead in different parts of Baghdad on Friday, a police source said.

BAGHDAD - The final death toll from a twin bomb attack targeting Deputy Prime Minister Salam al-Zobaie rose to nine killed and 15 injured, a police source said. Another official, however, said eight people were killed.

MOSUL - Four bodies were found in the northern city of Mosul on Friday, a morgue official said. One was a policeman and another was a Kurd.

KIRKUK - Two Iraqi soldiers were killed and three wounded on Friday when gunmen attacked their patrol near Riyadh, a town 60 km (40 miles) southwest of Kirkuk, police said.

RAMADI - The head of a group of tribes in Anbar province that is opposed to al Qaeda said security forces found a truck loaded with chlorine. Earlier this month, militants detonated three car bombs loaded with chlorine, poisoning hundreds of people in Anbar.

HILLA - A roadside bomb exploded in Hilla, 100 km (62 miles) south of Baghdad, wounding six policemen and three civilians, police said.

BAGHDAD - A mortar bomb killed one person and wounded four in Abu Dsheer in southern Baghdad, police said.

BAGHDAD - Gunmen attacked an army checkpoint in Hay al Jamiya in western Baghdad and there were fierce clashes in the area, police and a resident said.

RAMADI - Militants attacked a U.S. and Iraqi security post in Ramadi on Friday with rifles, rocket-propelled grenades and a suicide car bomb, the U.S. military said. Iraqi forces shot the vehicle which detonated early, and three Iraqi soldiers were wounded, a U.S. statement said.

BAGHDAD - Iraqi special forces backed by U.S. advisers captured a suspect linked to kidnappings and murders as well as attacks on security forces during operations in Sadr City, a Shi’ite militia stronghold in northeast Baghdad, a U.S. statement said.

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