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3 security personnel wounded in 24 hours.

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BAGHDAD, July 6 (VOI) Co Three security personnel were wounded, six wanted persons were arrested and five explosive charges were defused throughout the past 24 hours in different parts of the Iraqi capital, a spokesman for Baghdad's operations command said on Sunday.

"During security operations carried out in different parts of Baghdad over the past 24 hours, three security personnel were wounded, four wanted persons were captured, five improvised explosive devices (IEDs) were defused, and seven vehicles without valid licenses and a large amount of arms, ammunition and explosives were seized," Maj. Gen Qassem Ata told Aswat al-Iraq- Voices of Iraq- (VOI).

"Five displaced families returned to their homes," Ata added.

Meanwhile, an Iraqi army force arrested two wanted individuals during raid-and-search operations in sectors no. 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75 and 35 of Baghdad's Sadr City, Ata noted.

"Ten IEDs, two PKC rifles, 25 others, a mortar shell, 8 kg of TNT explosives, 3 kg of C4 explosives, and 14 RPG missiles were seized during the operations," according to the spokesman.

Earlier today, local eyewitnesses from Sadr City told VOI that an Iraqi army force threw a security cordon around nine sectors in the city in the aftermath of military confrontations that took place last night between army personnel and gunmen.

In mid-February 2007, Iraqi security forces launched a wide-scale security operation, called Fardh al-Qanoon (Law Imposing) in Baghdad with the aim of tracking down armed groups and restoring order to the Iraqi capital.

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