FACTBOX: Security developments in Iraq

Following are security developments in Iraq at 9:30 a.m. EST on Wednesday.* denotes new or updated item.

* ISKANDARIYA – At least two people were killed and six wounded when a suicide bomber wearing a vest packed with explosives infiltrated a meeting of Sunni Arab tribal sheikhs in Iskandariya, a town 40 km (25 miles) south of Baghdad, police sources said. One source said a car bomb also exploded outside the meeting but no other details were available.

* KUT – Gunmen killed two men in separate incidents in the city of Kut, 170 km (105 miles) southeast of Baghdad, police said.

DIYALA – Two U.S. soldiers were killed and four wounded in an explosion in Diyala province northeast of Baghdad on Tuesday, the U.S. military said.

MOSUL – A U.S. soldier was shot dead during operations near the city of Mosul, 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad, the U.S. military said.

BAGHDAD – A roadside bomb targeting a U.S. military convoy killed two civilians and wounded three just outside the heavily fortified Green Zone in central Baghdad, police said.

BAGHDAD – A car bomb targeting a police patrol killed one civilian and wounded six others, including three policemen, in northeastern Baghdad, police said.

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