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FACTBOX-Security developments in Iraq, December 10

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Sat, 10 Dec 2011 11:22 GMT
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Dec 10 (Reuters) - Following are security developments in Iraq as of 1120 GMT on Saturday.

BAGHDAD - Gunmen in a car attacked a joint government-backed Sunni militia and Iraqi police checkpoint, killing one militia member and wounding one policeman in Saydiya district of southern Baghdad, police said.

MOSUL - Gunmen killed a taxi driver in the western part of the city of Mosul, 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad, a local police source said.

MOSUL - A roadside bomb wounded two policemen when it went off near their patrol in western Mosul, a local police source said.

ISKANDARIYA - Three rockets landed in or near the U.S. military's Kalsu base near Iskandariya, 40 km (25 miles) south of Baghdad, wounding three people living near the base, local police said.

HILLA - Gunmen wearing police uniforms attacked the house of a construction contractor, wounding him and his son north of Hilla, 100 km (62 miles) south of Baghdad, a local police source said.

KIRKUK - A sticky bomb attached to a car carrying an employee at state-run North Oil Company killed him in eastern Kirkuk, 250 km (155 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

KIRKUK - A sticky bomb attached to a car carrying an off-duty Iraqi army officer wounded him in southeastern Kirkuk, police said.

DHULUIYA - Gunmen kidnapped four government employees working at an irrigation project in a farmland east of Dhuluiya, 70 km (45 miles) north of Baghdad, on Friday evening, police said.

(Compiled by Baghdad bureau)

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