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FACTBOX-Security developments in Iraq, December 7

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Wed, 7 Dec 2011 15:36 GMT
Author: Reuters
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Dec 7 (Reuters) - Following are security developments in Iraq as of 1535 GMT on Wednesday.

* Indicates a new or updated item.

* FALLUJA - Gunmen killed a police officer near his house in the city of Falluja, 50 km (32 miles) west of Baghdad, police said.

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

KIRKUK - A roadside bomb wounded a senior official at state-run Iraqi Railways Company, in central Kirkuk, police said.

BAGHDAD - A roadside bomb went off near a police vehicle, killing one policeman and wounding three others in Baghdad's western outskirts of Abu Ghraib, an Interior Ministry source said.

MOSUL - Gunmen killed a lawyer in the city of Mosul, 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

JURF AL-SAKHAR - A sticky bomb attached to a car carrying an employee at the Ministry of National Security wounded him along with two others in the town of Jurf al-Sakhar, about 60 km (40 miles)south of Baghdad, police said. Another police source said only the employee was wounded in the attack.

JURF AL-SAKHAR - A roadside bomb went off near the house of a government-backed Sahwa militia leader, and wounded one man in the town of Jurf al-Sakhar, police said.

KIRKUK - Gunmen opened fire at a car carrying an off-duty Kurdish peshmerga soldier, killing him on Tuesday in eastern Kirkuk, a local police source said. (Compiled by Baghdad bureau)

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