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FACTBOX-Security developments in Iraq, Jan 20

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Thu, 20 Jan 2011 10:48 GMT
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Jan 20 (Reuters) - Following are security developments in Iraq as of 1045 GMT on Thursday.

BAQUBA - A suicide bomber drove a car into a police headquarters, killing at least three people and wounding around 30 in the city of Baquba, 65 km (40 miles) northeast of Baghdad, police said.

BAGHDAD - A roadside bomb killed one Shi'ite pilgrim and wounded nine others, in Baghdad's southern Doura district, an Interior Ministry source said. The pilgrims were walking to the holy Shi'ite city of Kerbala to commemorate the religious event of Arbain.

KANAAN - A roadside bomb killed one Shi'ite pilgrim and wounded two others in the town of Kanaan, 70 km (45 miles) northeast of Baghdad, police said.

BAGHDAD - At least 13 people were wounded on Wednesday night by random celebratory gunfire after Iraq's national soccer team beat North Korea 1-0 during the Asia Cup tournament in Qatar, an Interior Ministry source said.

KIRKUK - Two people were wounded on Wednesday night by random celebratory gunfire in Kirkuk, 250 km (155 miles) north of Baghdad, a police source said.

BAIJI - A roadside bomb went off near the convoy of Lieutenant Colonel Salah Mohammed, head of a police unit in Baiji, 180 km (110 miles) north of Baghdad, on Wednesday, and wounded two of his guards, police said.

(Compiled by Baghdad newsroom)

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