FACTBOX: Security developments in Iraq

Author : Mircea Birca | Monday, May 26, 2008
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(Reuters) – Following are security developments in Iraq at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Monday:

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* BAGHDAD – A roadside bomb wounded five people on the airport highway, in western Baghdad, police said.

* BAGHDAD – A bomb blast wounded two people in Shaab district, northern Baghdad, police said.

* MOSUL – A grenade tossed at a police patrol wounded eight people, including one policeman, in central Mosul, 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

TARMIYA – A suicide bomber on a motorcycle killed at least six members of a U.S.-backed neighborhood patrol and wounded 18 in the town of Tarmiya, just north of Baghdad, police said.

SALAHUDDIN PROVINCE – One U.S. soldier died as a result of wounds sustained in a roadside bomb blast in Salahuddin Province, the U.S. military said. Two other soldiers were wounded.

AL-SHAMIYA – One U.S. soldier was killed and two wounded on Sunday when their patrol was hit by a roadside bomb in the town of al-Shamiya, 180 km (95 miles) south of Baghdad, the U.S. military said.

TAZA – An ambulance driver and a policeman were wounded on Sunday when a roadside bomb exploded near an ambulance close to the town of Taza, 220 km (130 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

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