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FACTBOX-Security developments in Iraq, Dec 29

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Wed, 29 Dec 2010 16:41 GMT
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Dec 29 (Reuters) - Following are security developments in Iraq as of 1630 GMT on Wednesday.

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* BAGHDAD - A roadside bomb wounded two civilians when it went off in Baghdad's southern Doura district, police said.

* BAGHDAD - Armed men using silenced weapons attacked a police patrol in Baghdad's western Amiriya district, wounding two policemen, police said.

* SALMAN PAK - A bomb attached to the car of a local judge wounded him when it went off in Salman Pak, 30 km (20 miles) southeast of Baghdad, an Interior Ministry source said.

MOSUL - Three suicide bombers attacked a police battalion headquarters, killing the commander, in western Mosul, about 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad, police sources said. A fourth suicide bomber was killed by police.

BAGHDAD - A government-backed Sahwa militia leader escaped unharmed when a bomb attached to his car exploded in Baghdad's southern Doura district on Tuesday, an Interior Ministry source said.

BAGHDAD - A sticky bomb attached to a car killed the driver and wounded his father when it went off in Baghdad's southern district of Saidiya, an Interior Ministry source said.

(Compiled by Baghdad newsroom)

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