FACTBOX-Security developments in Iraq, Feb 9

Mon Feb 9, 2009 6:59pm GMT


Feb 9 (Reuters) - Following are security developments in Iraq at 1830 GMT on Monday:

*denotes new or updated item.



*MOSUL - Four U.S. soldiers and an interpreter were killed, and other people wounded, including two policemen, when a suicide car bomber targeted a U.S. military patrol in western Mosul, 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad, police said. The attack occured near a police check point.

MOSUL - Police said they found the body of a 16 year-old teenage girl from the Yazidi religious minority, slain in northern Mosul.

KIRKUK - A policeman was wounded by a roadside bomb which targeted a police patrol in Kirkuk, 250 km (155 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

MOSUL - U.S. forces killed a man on Sunday when he threw a grenade at their patrol in Mosul, the U.S. military said.

BAGHDAD - Seven people were wounded on Sunday night when a mortar round landed in a courtyard in the Kadhimiya district of northwestern Baghdad, police said.

MOSUL - Gunmen in a speeding car shot dead a taxi driver on Sunday in Mosul, police said.

MOSUL - A roadside bomb wounded two children in eastern Mosul on Sunday, police said.