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FACTBOX-Security developments in Iraq, Feb 4

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Fri, 4 Feb 2011 10:13 GMT
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Feb 4 (Reuters) - Following are security developments in Iraq as of 1000 GMT on Friday.

FALLUJA - Gunmen using silenced weapons killed a police officer at a security checkpoint in southern Falluja, 50 km (32 miles) west of Baghdad, police said.

FALLUJA - Militants blew up the home of an Anbar University professor and cleric who criticised al Qaeda during prayers last week, police said.

The cleric was not at the house, in an area south of Falluja, but two of his sons were wounded, police said.

TIKRIT - A bomb planted in front of the home of a police captain whose brother is a member of parliament seriously wounded the officer's 13-year-old son, in central Tikrit, 150 km (95 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

(Compiled by Baghdad newsroom)

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