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FACTBOX-Security developments in Iraq, August 27

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Sat, 27 Aug 2011 20:36 GMT
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Aug 27 (Reuters) - Following are security developments in Iraq as of 2000 GMT on Saturday.

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* BAGHDAD - Five policemen were killed and seven people were wounded, including three policemen, when two roadside bombs exploded in quick succession in the Iraqi capital's eastern New Baghdad district, an interior ministry source said.

* ABU GHRAIB - A roadside bomb went off and wounded two civilians in Abu Ghraib, on the western outskirts of Baghdad, an interior ministry source said.

TAZA - A roadside bomb wounded a member of the government-backed Sunni Sahwa militia in Taza, a town 210 km (130 miles) north of Baghdad, a local police source said.

HAMMAM AL-ALIL - A parked car bomb targeting an Iraqi army patrol exploded near a police checkpoint, wounding five soldiers and one policeman in Hammam al-Alil, 329 km (200 miles) north of Baghdad, a local police source said.

MOSUL - A roadside bomb targeting an Iraqi army patrol exploded, wounding six people including two soldiers in eastern Mosul, 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad, a local police source said.

SAADIYA - A member of the Kurdish security force Asaish shot dead a government-backed Sunni Sahwa militia member in the town of Saadiya, 100 km (70 miles) northeast of Baghdad, a local police source said. The source said security forces arrested the Asaish member after a chase.

MOSUL - A roadside bomb targeting an Iraqi army patrol killed one civilian in eastern Mosul, a local police source said.

TAL AFAR - Police found the decomposed body of a man in Tal Afar, 420 km (260 miles) northwest of Baghdad, a local police source said.

HAMMAM AL-ALIL - Police found the body of a man who had been strangled in Hammam al-Alil, a local police source said.

KIRKUK - Police found the body of an unidentified man in his forties just north of Kirkuk, 250 km (155 miles) north of Baghdad, a source in Kirkuk police operations centre said late on Friday. The source said the man had been handcuffed and blindfolded and his body was riddled with bullets.

BAGHDAD - A sticky bomb attached to the car of a police officer killed him and wounded two passers-by when it went off on Friday in Baghdad's central Karrada district, an Interior Ministry source said.

JBELA - Gunmen in a car shot dead a civilian late on Friday in Jbela, 65 km (40 miles) south of Baghdad, a local police source said. (Compiled by Baghdad bureau)

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