FACTBOX - Security developments in Iraq, June 17
(Reuters) - Following are security developments in Iraq at 8 p.m. British time on Tuesday:
* denotes a new or updated item.
* BAGHDAD - A powerful car bomb exploded in a crowded market area of Baghdad, killing 51 people and wounding 75, police said.
* BAGHDAD - A civil servant was killed and another wounded when the car they were travelling in was attacked by armed men in the west Baghdad district of Mansour, police said.
* TUZ KHURMATO - A municipal worker was killed in a drive-by shooting in Tuz Khurmato, 170 km (105 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.
KUT - A roadside bomb killed a police colonel and his two guards and wounded four other policemen as they pursued gunmen in a car chase just outside the town of Kut, 150 km (95 miles) southeast of Baghdad, police said.
BAQUBA - A parked car bomb exploded outside police headquarters in central Baquba, 65 km (40 miles) northeast of Baghdad, killing a policeman and wounding 20 other people, including 10 policemen, police said.
MOSUL - Gunmen broke into a house and shot dead a woman, in Mosul, 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.
MOSUL - Gunmen shot dead an off-duty policeman near his house in central Mosul, police said.
BAGHDAD - A suicide bomber riding a motorcycle killed four U.S.-backed neighbourhood security guards at a checkpoint in northern Baghdad, police said. Two civilians were wounded.
HILLA - A U.S. soldier was killed in a roadside bomb attack southeast of Hilla, 100 km (60 miles) south of Baghdad, on Monday, U.S. forces said.
DIYALA - Three brothers were kidnapped at a fake checkpoint in Diyala province, northeast of Baghdad, police said.
BAGHDAD - A roadside bomb targeted a police commando patrol, wounding three policemen and one civilian in Ghadir district of eastern Baghdad, police said.
(Compiled by Khalid al-Ansary, editing by Tim Cocks)
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