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FACTBOX: Security developments in Iraq

(Reuters) - Following are security developments in Iraq at 1 p.m. EDT on Wednesday.

* denotes new or updated item.

* BAGHDAD - Two car bombs killed 32 people and wounded 28 shortly before dusk in Bayaa, a mainly Shi’ite district in southwestern Baghdad, police said.

* A roadside bomb outside a Sunni mosque in the town of Abi Khasib, five miles south of Basra, killed four people, police and a Sunni political party said.

SHIRQAT - Two car bombs killed seven people and wounded five in the town of Shirqat, 300 km (190 miles) north of Baghdad, police said. The first one targeted a police patrol in a crowded market and the second exploded near a police station.

MOSUL - A suicide truck bomber targeting a court under construction killed three workers and wounded 47 others in Mosul, 390 kilometers (240 miles) north of Baghdad, Nineveh police chief Major-General Wathiq al-Hamadani said.

MOSUL - Two car bombs at army checkpoints in the east of Mosul killed one person and wounded two. Police said they killed another would-be suicide bomber and defused his explosives.

BAGHDAD - A U.S soldier was killed during a small-arms fire attack while conducting combat operations in eastern Baghdad on Tuesday, the U.S. military said.

BAGHDAD - The Iraqi army killed seven insurgents and arrested 47 during the last 24 hours in different parts of Iraq, the Defence Ministry said.

NEAR SINJAR - A suicide car bomber killed 10 people and wounded nine in an attack targeting a tribal leader near the town of Sinjar in northwest Iraq, local officials said.

NEAR BAQUBA - The body of a three-old boy was found strangled in an irrigation channel in a village near Baquba, 65 km (40 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

MUSSAYAB - U.S. forces killed three insurgents and detained two other suspects during operations targeting al Qaeda leaders in Mussayab, 60 km (40 miles) south of Baghdad, on Tuesday, the U.S. military said.

BAGHDAD - The U.S. forces killed three insurgents and detained eight suspected insurgents during operations targeting al Qaeda in Iraq members in Baghdad, Kirkuk and Tikrit, the U.S military said.

HAWIJA - Three civilians were wounded when a grenade was thrown at an Iraqi army patrol in the town of Hawija, 70 km (40 miles) southwest of Baghdad, police said.

BAGHDAD - U.S. forces captured an Iraqi member of the Iran-backed Special Groups, wanted for suspected insurgent activity. They also detained three others during operations in Baghdad, the U.S. military said.

BAGHDAD - Eight bodies were found in different parts of Baghdad on Tuesday, police said.

ISKANDARIYA - Gunmen shot dead two men in separate incidents on Tuesday in the town of Iskandariya, 40 km (25 miles) south of Baghdad, police said.

LATIFIYA - Police said they found the body of a man shot in the head in the town of Latifiya, 40 km (25 miles) south of Baghdad.

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