September 30, 2007 / 12:15 PM / 12 years ago

FACTBOX: Security developments in Iraq, Sept 30

(Reuters) - Following are security developments in Iraq at 1730 GMT on Sunday.

* denotes new or updated items.

* MOSUL - Eleven handcuffed and blindfolded bodies, all with gunshot wounds and showing signs of torture, were found dumped in one place Mosul, 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

* BAGHDAD - Five bodies were found in different areas of Baghdad in the past 24 hours, police said.

BAGHDAD - U.S. forces killed 20 insurgents on Saturday after an attack using a rocket-propelled grenade and small arms fire on a U.S. aircraft in an area about 30 km (20 miles) northwest of Baghdad, the U.S. military said.

* MOSUL - Gunmen killed two policemen in eastern Mosul, police said.

BAGHDAD - Iraqi and U.S. special forces detained 16 suspected militants in operations across Iraq on Saturday, the U.S. military said.

BAGHDAD - One U.S. soldier was killed and another was wounded on Saturday when their unit was hit by a roadside bomb and came under small arms fire, the U.S. military said.

BAGHDAD - Police found three unidentified bodies with signs of torture in the town of al-Haswa, south of Baghdad.

NEAR BAGHDAD - Suspected al Qaeda militants attacked a farm, killing the owner and wounding three of his relatives south of Baghdad, police said.

BAGHDAD - Iraqi soldiers killed 40 militants during operations in three northern Iraqi provinces in the past 24 hours, a Defence Ministry statement said.

MOSUL - Gunmen killed two people in a market in Mosul, police said.

MOSUL - Two policemen were wounded when a roadside bomb exploded near their patrol in Mosul, police said.

HAWIJA - A roadside bomb exploded near a police patrol and wounded two policemen in the town of Hawija, 70 km (40 miles) southwest of Kirkuk, police said.

BAGHDAD - U.S. forces killed two suspected insurgents and detained 21 others on Saturday and Sunday during operations to disrupt al Qaeda networks in the cities of Samarra, Baghdad, Mosul and Tikrit, the U.S. military said.

MOSUL - A member of the Nineveh provincial council and his three guards were killed when gunmen sprayed their car with bullets in southeast Mosul police said.

BAGHDAD - U.S. forces detained 15 suspects believed to be members of Iraqi Special Groups, which the United States says are linked to Iran, during a combined operation in Baghdad, the U.S. military said.

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

DIWANIYA - Police said they found the body of an Iraqi soldier shot in Diwaniya, 180 km (110 miles) south of Baghdad. The soldier was kidnapped on Saturday.

MOSUL - Police said gunmen killed two imams of mosques in separate incidents on Saturday in Mosul, bringing the total number of imams killed in the city on Saturday to three.

MOSUL - Gunmen killed two women and one man in a drive-by shooting on Saturday in Mosul, police said.

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