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FACTBOX-Security developments in Iraq, August 18

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Thu, 18 Aug 2011 11:11 AM
Author: Reuters
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Following are security developments in Iraq as of 1100 GMT on Thursday.

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* MOSUL - An off-duty soldier was killed and three others were wounded when gunmen opened fire on their car in western Mosul, 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad, a local police source said.

* MOSUL - Gunmen shot dead a civilian near his house in western Mosul, a local police source said.

* BAGHDAD - Two al Qaeda members were killed and another was arrested when Iraqi security forces raided a house in the Yarmouk district of west-central Baghdad, Major General Qassim al-Moussawi, a spokesman for Baghdad security operations, said. Two soldiers were killed and three others were wounded in the raid, he said.

BAGHDAD - A roadside bomb wounded two people in Baghdad's southwestern Bayaa district, an Interior Ministry source said.

BAGHDAD - A U.S. convoy was targeted in the Mansour district, west-central Baghdad, on Wednesday night, but the attack was ineffective and there were no casualties or damage, the U.S. military said.

BAGHDAD - Gunmen stormed police officers' houses in Abu Ghraib on the western outskirts of Baghdad, killing one police officer and wounding two civilians, late on Wednesday, a police source said.

BAGHDAD - A roadside bomb wounded three people in Baghdad's western Harithiya district on Wednesday, an Interior Ministry source said.

BAGHDAD - A roadside bomb targeting a convoy of a police officer, killed one policeman and wounded another on Wednesday, in Baghdad's eastern al-Ghadir district, a police source said.

TARMIYA - A car bomb targeting the house of Brigadier Tawfiq Ahmed, the police chief of Tarmiya, 25 km (15 miles) north of Baghdad, killed two of his bodyguards and wounded seven people on Wednesday, an Interior Ministry source said. (Compiled by Baghdad bureau)

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