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FACTBOX-Security developments in Iraq, April 28

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Thu, 28 Apr 2011 19:00 GMT
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April 28 (Reuters) - Following are security developments in Iraq as of 1900 GMT on Thursday.

* denotes new or updated item

* BALAD RUZ - At least eight people were killed and 17 wounded when a suicide bomber blew himself up inside a mosque, Muthana al-Timimi, head of Diyala provincial council's security committee, said. The explosion occurred in Balad Ruz, 90 km (55 miles) northeast of Baghdad.

HAWIJA - A car bomb exploded near a police vehicle, killing four policemen and wounding 12 civilians in a busy street in the town of Hawija, 210 km (130 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

BAGHDAD - Gunmen using silenced weapons shot dead an Iraqi air force brigadier-general while he was driving his car in Baghdad's western Ghazaliya district, an Interior Ministry source said.

BAGHDAD - A sticky bomb attached to a truck killed the driver in Baghdad's southern Doura district, an Interior Ministry source said.

BAGHDAD - A roadside bomb went off and wounded four people in eastern Baghdad, an Interior Ministry source said.

BAGHDAD - A roadside bomb exploded, killing one man and wounding three, in Baghdad's eastern Zayouna district late on Wednesday, an Interior Ministry source said.

BAGHDAD - Three policemen and one civilian were wounded when a roadside bomb went off near a police patrol in the Iraqi capital's eastern New Baghdad district late on Wednesday, an Interior Ministry source said.

(Compiled by Baghdad newsroom)

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