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FACTBOX-Security developments in Iraq, December 16

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Fri, 16 Dec 2011 18:44 GMT
Author: Reuters
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Dec 16 (Reuters) - Following are security developments in Iraq as of 1840 GMT on Friday.

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* BAGHDAD - Gunmen shot at the convoy of Major General Qassim al-Moussawi, spokesman of Baghdad security operations, and wounded one passerby in the centre of Baghdad, Moussawi said.

* FALLUJA - Two policemen were wounded when gunmen in a speedy car threw a hand grenade at the Iraqi Islamic Party office in the centre of Falluja, 50 km (32 miles) west of Baghdad, local police said.

KIRKUK - A bomb attached to a vehicle of a military academy student seriously wounded him and a passer-by late on Thursday in southern Kirkuk, 250 Km (155 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

KIRKUK - A roadside bomb went off near the car of an Iraqi army lieutenant colonel, Salih Hussein, seriously wounding him late on Thursday in western Kirkuk, police said.

MOSUL - Gunmen stormed the house of an Iraqi policeman and killed him late on Thursday in western Mosul, 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad police said. (Compiled by Baghdad bureau)

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