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FACTBOX-Security developments in Iraq, January 11

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Wed, 11 Jan 2012 17:40 GMT
Author: Reuters
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Jan 11 (Reuters) - Following are security developments in Iraq as of 1730 GMT on Wednesday.

* Indicates a new or updated item.

* HIT - Two gunmen on a motorcycle killed Mayor Saeed Hamdan as he left a mosque after evening prayers in the town of Hit, 130 km (80 miles) west of Baghdad, police and provincial officials said.

BAGHDAD - A roadside bomb targeting Shi'ite pilgrims wounded five people in Baghdad's southwestern Radhwaniya district, police said.

BAGHDAD - A roadside bomb targeting Shi'ite pilgrims killed one person and wounded nine others late on Tuesday in Baghdad's western Ghazaliya District, police and hospital sources said.

QAIM - Gunmen attacked a police checkpoint and killed three policemen in eastern Qaim, 300 km (185 miles) west of Baghdad, late on Tuesday, police said. One gunman was killed and another one was arrested in the incident, police said. (Compiled by Baghdad bureau)

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