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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.

* BAGHDAD - A roadside bomb killed one U.S. soldier and wounded three during combat operations in southern Baghdad, U.S. military said.

SAMARRA - Iraqi army, police and local groups working with U.S. forces known as “concerned citizens” killed eight gunmen, detained 37 and liberated 27 truck drivers held hostage during an operation on Thursday southwest of Samarra, 100 km (62 miles) north of Baghdad. Four members of the Iraqi security forces and four concerned citizens were killed, U.S. military said.

BAGHDAD - U.S. forces killed six gunmen and detained 18 others in operations targeting Sunni Islamist militants in central and northern Iraq, U.S. military said.

FALLUJA - Iraqi police killed a gunman and detained 12 others in an operation on Friday in Falluja, 50 km (32 miles) west of Baghdad, police said.

SALMAN PAK - Three mortar bombs killed a civilian and wounded four others in Salman Pak, 45 km (25 miles) south of Baghdad, police said.

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

NEAR HAWIJA - Gunmen killed a police lieutenant and wounded a civilian when they shot at their car outside Hawija, 70 km (43 miles) southwest of Kirkuk, police said.

ISKANDARIYA - Beheaded body with signs of torture, belonging to a member of a Sunni Arab tribe working with U.S. forces, was found in Iskandariya, 40 km (25 miles) south of Baghdad, police said.

MUSSAYAB - Body of a child with gunshot wounds was found in Mussayab, 60 km (40 miles) south of Baghdad, police said.

MAHAWEEL - Gunmen killed an off-duty member of the Iraqi special forces in Mahaweel, 75 km (40 miles) south of Baghdad, police said.

RIYADH - A roadside bomb targeting a police patrol wounded two policemen and one civilian in central Riyadh, 60 km (40 miles) southwest of Kirkuk, police said.

KIRKUK - A roadside bomb wounded two people in central Kirkuk. Another roadside bomb wounded a policeman when it targeted a police patrol in northern Kirkuk, 250 km (155 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

KIRKUK - A car bomb targeting a police patrol wounded four policemen and a civilian in southern Kirkuk, police said.

KHALIS - Iraqi and U.S. forces arrested an insurgent company commander on Friday in the town of Khalis, 80 km (50 miles) north of Baghdad, U.S. military said.

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