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FACTBOX-Security developments in Iraq, Dec 24

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Fri, 24 Dec 2010 14:58 GMT
Author: Reuters
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Dec 24 (Reuters) - Following are security developments in Iraq as of 1300 GMT on Friday.

* Indicates new or updated item.

* HASWA - Suspected al Qaeda militants bombed the home of a Shi'ite family, killing Mohammed al-Karrafi, a follower of anti-American cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, as well as his wife, two sons and a nephew, in Haswa, 50 km (30 miles) south of Baghdad, police said.

Four other people in the home were wounded, police said.

SAMARRA - A roadside bomb struck an Iraqi police patrol, killing two policemen, in Samarra, 100 km (62 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

(Compiled by Baghdad newsroom)

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