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FACTBOX-Security developments in Iraq, Jan 8

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Sat, 8 Jan 2011 14:00 GMT
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Jan 8 (Reuters) - Following are security developments in Iraq as of 1400 GMT on Saturday.

ABU GHRAIB - A roadside bomb went off near an Iraqi army patrol and wounded eight people in the Abu Ghraib area on the western outskirts of Baghdad, police said.

TAJI - Gunmen killed an off-duty policeman with guns equipped with silencers, in Taji, 20 km (12 miles) north of Baghdad, an Interior Ministry source said.

KHAN BANI SAAD - An Iraqi soldier was killed and another one was wounded when a roadside bomb hit their patrol in the town of Khan Bani Saad, near Baquba, 65 km north of Baghdad, police said.

BAQUBA - A bomb killed a woman and her four-year-old nephew in the village of Hashmiyat, west of Baquba, police said.

BAGHDAD - Gunmen killed an employee who works at the Health Ministry with guns equipped with silencers on Thursday night, in Baghdad's southwestern Bayaa district, an Interior Ministry source said.

(Compiled by Baghdad newsroom)

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