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FACTBOX-Security developments in Iraq, April 29

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Fri, 29 Apr 2011 18:02 GMT
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April 29 (Reuters) - Following are security developments in Iraq as of 1800 GMT on Friday.

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* BAGHDAD - Three roadside bombs targeting a police patrol killed three people, including one policeman, and wounded 28, including 8 policemen, when they went off in succession by Diyala bridge, just southeast of Baghdad, an Interior Ministry source said.

* KIRKUK - Armed men in a speeding car opened fire on a civilian and wounded him in central Kirkuk, 250 km (155 miles) north of Baghdad, the Kirkuk police operations room said.

MOSUL - Gunmen shot dead a merchant near a federal police checkpoint in western Mosul, 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

BUHRIZ - Gunmen wearing Iraqi army uniforms stormed a house, killing three brothers and wounding another, in Buhriz, about 60 km (35 miles) northeast of Baghdad, police said.

One of the attackers was killed when one of the brothers returned fire, police said.

BAGHDAD - Gunmen using silenced weapons shot dead an Iraqi army colonel near his house in western Baghdad's Ghazaliya district on Thursday, an Interior Ministry source said.

MOSUL - A roadside bomb went off near an Iraqi army patrol on Thursday, killing an army doctor and a soldier and wounding two other soldiers, in western Mosul, police said.

BAQUBA - Gunmen killed Basheer al-Sumaidaie, an imam, and his wife and daughter on Thursday when they stormed his house in the town of Imam Weis, east of Baquba, which is 65 km (40 miles) northeast of Baghdad, police said.

(Compiled by Baghdad newsroom)

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