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FACTBOX-Security developments in Iraq, April 27

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Wed, 27 Apr 2011 19:07 GMT
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April 27 (Reuters) - Following are security developments in Iraq as of 1900 GMT on Wednesday. * Denotes new or updated item

* BAGHDAD - A brigadier-general in the Ministry of Defence was seriously wounded when men armed with silenced weapons opened fire on his car on a highway in Baghdad, an Interior Ministry source said.

HAMMAM AL-ALIL - A roadside bomb exploded near a police patrol, killing one policeman, in Hammam al-Alil, 20 km (12 miles) south of Mosul, police said.

BAGHDAD - A bomb exploded in a crowded market in the Karrada district of central Baghdad, wounding five people, an Interior Ministry source said.

BAGHDAD - A bomb wounded two people in southern Baghdad, an Interior Ministry source said.

BAGHDAD - A bomb wounded four people when it exploded in the Mashtal district of eastern Baghdad, an Interior Ministry source said.

BAGHDAD - The general director of Iraq's theatre and cinema department, Shafiq Mahdi, escaped unharmed when a bomb attached to his car exploded by the National Theatre in Baghdad's central Karrada district, an Interior Ministry source said. The source said two of the theatre's guards were wounded in the incident.

(Compiled by Baghdad newsroom)

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