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FACTBOX-Security developments in Iraq, December 21

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Wed, 21 Dec 2011 15:04 GMT
Author: Reuters
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Dec 21 (Reuters) - Following are security developments in Iraq as of 1500 GMT on Wednesday.

BAGHDAD - A sticky bomb attached to a car carrying a leader of the government-backed Sunni Sahwa militia killed him when it went off in Abu Ghraib on the western outskirts of Baghdad, police said.

BAQUBA - A gunman carrying a silenced weapon opened fire at a local mayor and wounded him in a market in the city of Baquba, 65 km (40 miles) northeast of Baghdad, police said.

KIRKUK - Two sticky bombs attached to two cars carrying a judge and his son killed the judge and his guard and wounded his son and two pedestrians in the city of Kirkuk, 250 km (155 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

SAMARRA - Gunmen in a car opened fire at a police checkpoint and wounded two policemen late on Tuesday in the city of Samarra, 100 km (60 miles) north of Baghdad, police said. (Compiled by Baghdad bureau)

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