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FACTBOX-Security developments in Iraq, Dec 4

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Sat, 4 Dec 2010 13:18 GMT
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Dec 4 (Reuters) - Following are security developments in Iraq as of 1300 GMT on Saturday.

BAGHDAD - A car bomb exploded in a marketplace in Baghdad's southwestern Bayaa district, killing six people and wounding 41 others, interior ministry and police sources said.

BAGHDAD - A car bomb and other explosives blew up near a house used as a rest stop by Iranian pilgrims in the Kadhamiya district of northern Baghdad, killing five people and wounding 18, interior ministry and police sources said.

BAGHDAD - A car bomb exploded near a bus carrying Iranian pilgrims in the Shula district of northwestern Baghdad, killing two people and wounding 28, interior ministry and police sources said.

BAGHDAD - A roadside bomb exploded in the Karrada district of central Baghdad, killing one civilian and wounding eight others, an interior ministry source said.

BAGHDAD - A roadside bomb targeting an Iraqi army patrol wounded three soldiers in the Amiriya district of western Baghdad, an interior ministry source said.

BAGHDAD - Gunmen opened fire at an Iraqi police patrol on Friday and wounded two police officers in the Amil district of southwestern Baghdad, an interior ministry source said.

MOSUL - Police found the body of a local government worker with bullet wounds in the head and chest on Friday in central Mosul, 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad, and arrested three men in connection with the killing, police sources said.

BASHIQA - A civilian was killed when a land mine exploded on Friday in Bashiqa, 25 km (16 miles) east of Mosul, police said.

KIRKUK - Gunmen in a speeding car threw a hand grenade from a bridge at a police vehicle on Friday, wounding three policemen, in central Kirkuk, 250 km (155 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

(Compiled by Baghdad newsroom)

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