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FACTBOX-Security developments in Iraq, August 4

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Thu, 4 Aug 2011 20:49 GMT
Author: Reuters
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Following are security developments in Iraq at 2330 GMT on Thursday.

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* BAGHDAD - A sniper attacked a police checkpoint and killed a policeman in the Zayouna district of eastern Baghdad, an interior ministry source said.

* BAGHDAD - A sticky bomb attached to a car killed the driver and wounded two passersby in Amiriya district of western Baghdad, a security source said. Another sticky bomb wounded two passersby in another part of Amiriya district.

MOSUL - A parked car bomb targeting an Iraqi police patrol killed a 6-year old child and wounded another 12 people, including six policemen, when it went off in western Mosul, 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad, a police source from Nineveh police operations room said.

(Compiled by Baghdad bureau)

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