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FACTBOX-Security developments in Iraq, Feb 3

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Thu, 3 Feb 2011 19:52 GMT
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Feb 3 (Reuters) - Following are security developments in Iraq as of 1900 GMT on Thursday.

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* RAMADI - Three bombs killed at least six people including three policemen and wounded at least 12 in different areas in the Iraq's western city of Ramadi, 100 km (60 miles) west of Baghdad, Mohammed Fathi, a spokesman for the Anbar provincial governor's office said. A police official put the death toll at 8 with around 22 people wounded.

* RAMADI - A roadside bomb targeting a police patrol wounded five policemen and four civilians in the town of Ramadi, police said.

* TUZ KHURMATO - Gunmen in car attacked the vehicle of a local police captain, killing one of his children, wounding him and two of his other children in the town of Tuz Khurmato, 170 km ( 105 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

BAGHDAD - Two roadside bombs killed two civilians and wounded 12 other people, including four policemen, in the Waziriya district of northern Baghdad, an Interior Ministry source said.

BAGHDAD - Gunmen using silenced weapons killed an employee of a government bank in the Ghazaliya district of western Baghdad, an Interior Ministry source said.

BAGHDAD - A roadside bomb wounded two policemen in the Mashtal district of eastern Baghdad, an Interior Ministry source said.

BAGHDAD - A roadside bomb killed two civilians and wounded four others in the New Baghdad district of eastern Baghdad, an Interior Ministry source said.

BAGHDAD - A roadside bomb killed two civilians and wounded three other people, including a traffic police officer, in eastern Baghdad, police said.

SAMARRA - A suicide bomber detonated his explosive vest when he was stopped by police, killing himself and wounding three civilians, in the Huwaish area near Samarra, 100 km (62 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

(Compiled by Baghdad newsroom)

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