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FACTBOX-Security developments in Iraq, April 30

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Sat, 30 Apr 2011 18:16 GMT
Author: Reuters
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April 30 (Reuters) - Following are security developments in Iraq as of 1815 GMT on Saturday.

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* MOSUL - A suicide bomber killed 8 people, including five soldiers, and wounded 19, including two soldiers, when he blew himself up at an Iraqi army checkpoint next to a market in eastern Mosul, 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad, Nineveh province police Lieutenant Colonel Mahmoud al-Jibouri said.

* BAGHDAD - Gunmen in a speeding car used silenced weapons to shoot at a car being driven by Iraqi army colonel Mustafa Hasan, killing him and wounding his wife in central Baghdad, an Interior Ministry source said. The source said Hasan's car crashed into an Iraqi army checkpoint and wounded two soldiers when he lost control of it.

TAJI - Insurgents detonated bombs at the house of a judge, Tuma Jabar Lafta, killing him, his wife and two daughters in Taji, 20 km (12 miles) north of Baghdad, an Interior Ministry source said.

In a separate attack, gunmen using silenced weapons shot dead a policeman who was assigned to provide security for the judge, at the officer's home nearby, the source said.

TAJI - Eight insurgents wearing Iraqi army uniforms stormed the house of a Ministry of Industry worker, killing him and his daughter, in Taji, an Interior Ministry source said.

The attackers clashed with local residents when they left the house. One insurgent was killed and two locals were wounded, the source said.

BAGHDAD - A U.S. service member was killed on Friday while conducting operations in southern Iraq, the U.S. military said in a statement.

(Compiled by Baghdad newsroom)

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