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FACTBOX-Security developments in Iraq, Feb 16

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Wed, 16 Feb 2011 14:36 GMT
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Feb 16 (Reuters) - Following are security developments in Iraq as of 1430 GMT on Wednesday.

KUT - Three people were killed and dozens wounded when protesters demanding better services clashed with police and set fire to government buildings in the southern city of Kut, 150 km (95 miles) southeast of Baghdad, police and hospital sources said.

MUSSAYAB - A bomb planted near a police station went off and wounded two policemen in the town of Mussayab, 60 km (40 miles) south of Baghdad, an Interior Ministry source said.

MOSUL - Gunmen in a car shot dead Khawla al-Sebawi, the head of the provincial government's property registry office in the city of Mosul, 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

TUZ KHURMATO - A roadside bomb exploded near the local police chief's vehicle, wounding him, one of his guards and a pedestrian, in the town of Tuz Khurmato, 170 km (105 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

(Compiled by Baghdad newsroom)

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