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FACTBOX-Security developments in Iraq, Feb 25

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Fri, 25 Feb 2011 08:52 AM
Author: Reuters
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Feb 25 (Reuters) - Following are security developments in Iraq as of 0830 GMT on Friday.

GARMA - Gunmen stormed a house and killed six members of a family in Garma, 30 km (20 miles) northwest of Baghdad, police said.

HAWIJA - Two protesters were killed and 22 were wounded in clashes between police and protesters in Hawija, 210 km (130 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

TUZ KHURMATO - A roadside bomb targeting a police patrol wounded two policemen in Tuz Khurmato, 170 km (105 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

HILLA - Gunmen opened fire at a security checkpoint manned by a government-backed militia, killing two militia members and wounding another in northern Hilla, 100 km (62 miles) south of Baghdad, police said.

KIRKUK - Three policemen were wounded when a mortar round landed near police station in central Kirkuk, 250 km (155 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

(Compiled by Baghdad newsroom)

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