FACTBOX: Security developments in Iraq

Following are security developments in Iraq at 8:00 a.m. EST on Tuesday.* Denotes new or updated item.

* HAWIJA – Gunmen killed a policeman and an Iraqi soldier when they opened fire on their car in central Hawija, 70 km (43 miles) southwest of the northern city of Kirkuk, police said.

* BAGHDAD – A roadside bomb wounded three policemen and five people when it targeted a police patrol in the al Masbah neighborhood, in central Baghdad, police said.

ADWANIYA – U.S. and Iraqi forces killed an estimated 15 al Qaeda fighters after the gunmen launched a coordinated attack on two neighborhood police checkpoints in the town of Adwaniya, 20 km (12 miles) southeast of Baghdad, on Monday, the U.S. military said.

NEAR BAQUBA – A roadside bomb killed four Iraqi soldiers and wounded seven others in an attack on their patrol west of Baquba, 65 km (40 miles) north of Baghdad, the Iraqi army said.

MUSSAYAB – Two policemen were killed and two others were wounded by a roadside bomb on Monday in Mussayab, 60 km (35 miles) south of Baghdad, police said.

KIFL – Gunmen killed a man in drive by-shooting on Monday in the town of Kifl, 150 km (100 miles) south of Baghdad, police said.

BAGHDAD – U.S. forces killed one gunman and arrested 14 others during operations in central and northern Iraq, the U.S. military said. In Mosul, 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad, U.S. troops came under fire from a building as they searched for a militant. One woman and a child died after a fire broke out in the building during the gunbattle, the military said.

BAGHDAD – Five bodies were found in different areas of Baghdad on Monday, police said.

JURF AL-SAKHAR – A roadside bomb killed two people and wounded two others in the town of Jurf al-Sakhar, about 85 km (50 miles) south of Baghdad, on Monday, police said.

KIRKUK – Gunmen killed a police captain and wounded his wife in their car in the city of Kirkuk, 250 km (155 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

SAMARRA – A roadside bomb killed Colonel Samir Atrous, head of the 4th Brigade of the Iraqi army in Samarra, while he was traveling in a convoy south of the city on Monday, the army said. Two of his bodyguards were wounded. Samarra is 100 km (60 miles) north of Baghdad.

KIRKUK – A roadside bomb wounded six policemen, five of them seriously, southwest of Kirkuk, police said.

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