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FACTBOX-Security developments in Iraq, February 1

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Wed, 1 Feb 2012 16:30 GMT
Author: Reuters
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Feb 1 (Reuters) - Following are security developments in Iraq as of 1630 GMT on Wednesday.

* Indicates a new or updated item.

* BAGHDAD - A roadside bomb targeting a police patrol wounded three policemen and three civilians in the Harithiya district of western Baghdad, police and hospital sources said.

BAGHDAD - Qais al-Shathir, a member of parliament who left the Sunni-backed Iraqiya political bloc recently, escaped injury when a roadside bomb went off near his convoy, wounding two of his bodyguards and three passers-by in Baghdad's southeastern Ameen district, police said.

MUQDADIYA - Gunmen in a speeding car killed a member of the government-backed Sunni Sahwa militia in the town of Muqdadiya, 80 km (50 miles) northeast of Baghdad, police said.

BUHRIZ - Gunmen shot dead a grocery owner on Tuesday evening inside his shop in Buhriz, about 60 km (35 miles) northeast of Baghdad, police said. (Reporting by Baghdad newsroom)

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