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FACTBOX-Security developments in Iraq, April 8

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Fri, 8 Apr 2011 10:10 GMT
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April 8 (Reuters) - Following are security developments in Iraq as of 1000 GMT on Friday.

MAHMUDIYA - Gunmen shot dead Taha Hamad Jaafar, director of the al-Masar television channel, and Abid Farhan, an official with a political prisoner advocacy group, in an attack on their vehicle in the town of Mahmudiya, 30 km (20 miles) south of Baghdad, an Interior Ministry source said.

KIRKUK - Gunmen in a speeding car shot dead a tribal leader on Thursday night near his house in central Kirkuk, 250 km (155 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

BAGHDAD - A roadside bomb killed two people and wounded four others on Thursday when it exploded in northern Baghdad, an Interior Ministry source said.

(Compiled by Baghdad newsroom)

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