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FACTBOX-Security developments in Iraq, August 25

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Thu, 25 Aug 2011 22:26 GMT
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Aug 25 (Reuters) - Following are security developments in Iraq as of 2200 GMT on Thursday.

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* BASRA - A suicide bomber blew up his car near a Shi'ite mosque, killing four people and wounding at least 34 others, in Basra, 420 km (260 miles) south of Baghdad, security and medical sources said.

* FALLUJA - A car driven by a suicide attacker exploded at a police checkpoint, killing four policemen and wounding five others in southern Falluja, 50 km (32 miles) west of Baghdad, a local police source said.

GARMA - Three policemen were killed, including an officer, and five others were wounded when a suicide bomber detonated his explosives and a short time later a car bomb driven by another suicide attacker exploded in the town of Garma, 30 km (20 miles) northwest of Baghdad, a local police source said.

FALLUJA - Three Iraqi soldiers were wounded when a roadside bomb targeted their patrol in Falluja, a local police source said.

BAGHDAD - A parked car bomb killed one person and wounded 14 others, including 10 Iraqi soldiers, when it exploded near an Iraqi army patrol in Palestine Street in northeastern Baghdad, an Interior Ministry source said.

BAGHDAD - A sticky bomb attached to a car killed the driver and wounded two passengers in Baghdad's western Amiriya district, an interior ministry source said.

BAGHDAD - A roadside bomb went off near a police patrol and wounded five people, including two policemen, in Baghdad's central Alawi district, an interior ministry source said.

MOSUL - A roadside bomb went off near an Iraqi army checkpoint, killing a soldier, in Mosul, 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

KIRKUK - A rocket wounded an employee of the state-run oil products company when it landed late on Wednesday at his house in the city of Kirkuk, 250 km (155 miles) north of Baghdad, police said. (Compiled by Baghdad bureau)

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