(Reuters) - Following are security developments in Iraq at 8:50 a.m. EST on Friday.
* denotes new or updated items.
* MOSUL - Two suicide car bombs targeting police patrols killed nine people, including six policemen, in southeastern Mosul, 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad, police said. The attacks wounded 21 people.
BAGHDAD - A bomb hidden in a box containing birds killed 13 people and wounded 57 others at a popular pet market in central Baghdad, police said.
DHULUIYA - Three bodies with gunshot wounds and showing signs of torture were pulled from the Tigris river in Dhuluiya, 70 km (45 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.
KUT - Gunmen on a motorbike killed a doctor who was working with the U.S. military in Kut, 170 km (105 miles) southeast of Baghdad, on Thursday, police said.
NASIRIYA - Gunmen kidnapped the manager of a grain company in Dhi Qar province on the road between Nassiriya and Basra, 375 km (235 miles) southeast of Baghdad, police said.
JURF AL SAKHAR - A parked car bomb near the Atta Allah mosque killed two worshippers and wounded two others in Jurf Al Sakhar, 85 km (50 miles) south of Baghdad, police said.
KUT - Eight decomposed bodies were delivered to the main hospital in Kut over the past three days, a hospital source said.
Editing by Paul Tait