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FACTBOX: Security developments in Iraq

(Reuters) - Following are security developments in Iraq at 7:30 a.m. EST on Thursday.

* denotes new or updated items.

* NEAR FALLUJA - A roadside bomb killed three police officers including the chief of the al-Waleed police station and wounded another five policemen when it targeted their patrol north of Falluja, 50 km (32 miles) west of Baghdad, police said.

* MAHAWEEL - Two blindfolded, handcuffed bodies were found with gunshot wounds in Mahaweel, 75 km (45 miles) south of Baghdad, police said.

BAGHDAD - Iraqi soldiers killed two gunmen and arrested 65 others during the last 24 hours across Iraq, the Defence Ministry said.

BAGHDAD - One U.S. soldier was killed by a roadside bomb during a patrol south of Baghdad on Wednesday, the U.S. military said.

BAGHDAD - A roadside bomb wounded three Iraqi soldiers on patrol in the New Baghdad district of eastern Baghdad, police said.

BASRA - At least four people were wounded in a roadside bomb targeting the car of Basra Qahtan al Moussawi, the top education official in the southern governorate of Basra, 550 km (340 miles) southeast of Baghdad, police said.

KUT - A roadside bomb targeting a police patrol killed one civilian and wounded four policemen west of Kut, 170 km (106 miles) southeast of Baghdad, police said.

THAR THAR - Iraqi police found seven decomposed and handcuffed bodies in Thar Thar, 80 km (50 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

NEAR MOSUL - One woman was killed and five people were wounded when a suicide car bomb exploded near the Kurdistan Democratic Party headquarters in the village of Tal Asquf, north of the northern city of Mosul, police said.

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