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FACTBOX-Security developments in Iraq, April 2

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Sat, 2 Apr 2011 15:57 GMT
Author: Reuters
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April 2 (Reuters) - Following are security developments in Iraq as of 1555 GMT on Saturday.

* Denotes a new or update item.

* BAGHDAD - A sticky bomb attached to a car wounded an employee at the prime minister's office in Baghdad's west-central Mansour district, an Interior Ministry source said.

KIRKUK - A member of a government-backed Sunni militia was killed when gunmen opened fire at the militia's checkpoint in southwest of Kirkuk, 250 km (155 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

BAGHDAD - A roadside bomb went off near an Iraqi army patrol, killing one soldier and wounding four others, including one civilian, in Baghdad's northern Mustansiriya district, an Interior Ministry source said.

KUBAISA - Gunmen opened fire at an Iraqi police and army checkpoint, killing four soldiers and one policeman, and wounding two policemen in Kubaisa, 170 km (105 miles) west of Baghdad, police said.

(Compiled by Baghdad newsroom)

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