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FACTBOX-Security developments in Iraq, Dec 9

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Thu, 9 Dec 2010 11:32 GMT
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Dec 9 (Reuters) - Following are security developments in Iraq as of 1100 GMT on Thursday.

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* ABU GHRAIB - Gunmen opened fire on an Iraqi army security checkpoint, killing two soldiers and wounding two others, in Abu Ghraib on Baghdad's western outskirts, police said.

* BAGHDAD - Gunmen killed an interior ministry driver when they opened fire on his car with silenced guns in Baghdad's northern district of Kadhimiya, interior ministry and police sources said.

TAJI - Gunmen killed a member of a government-backed Sunni militia and wounded another when they attacked a security checkpoint in Taji, 20 km (12 miles) north of Baghdad, a source in the interior ministry said.

BAGHDAD - Gunmen using silenced weapons shot dead Omar Jassim Mohammed, head of the auditing department in the Supreme Judiciary Council, in his car in Baghdad's southwestern Amil district on Wednesday, a source in the interior ministry said.

BAGHDAD - Gunmen using silenced weapons shot dead an off-duty police captain on Wednesday in Baghdad's western district of Amiriya, a source in the interior ministry said.

(Compiled by Baghdad newsroom)

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