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FACTBOX-Security developments in Iraq, January 28

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Sat, 28 Jan 2012 03:17 PM
Author: Reuters
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Jan 27 (Reuters) - Following are security developments in Iraq as of 1500 GMT on Saturday.

* Denotes new or updated iteam

* GARMA - Gunmen opened fire on the house of a government-backed Sahwa militia member killing his wife and daughter in Garma 30 km (20 miles) west of Baghdad, local police said.

BAGHDAD - The death toll from a suicide bombing on a Shi'ite funeral procession in Baghdad on Friday rose to 32 killed and 71 wounded, according to health officials. The suicide bomber detonated his explosive-filled taxi in Baghdad's mainly Shi'ite Zaafaraniyah district near the funeral of a local real estate broker who was murdered a day earlier by gunmen.

SINJAR - Gunmen killed a man and his wife from Yazidi minority community on Friday after storming in their house in a village near Sinjar 390 km (240 miles) northwest of Baghdad, according to police.

GHAZALIYA - A bomb planted near a play ground went off killing one young football player and wounding six others on Friday in Ghazaliya district, western Baghdad, police said.

MAHAWEEL - A civilian was killed and his brother wounded when two sticky bombs were attached to their cars in Mahaweel 60 km (35 miles) south of Baghdad, according to Babil province police.

TUZ KHURMATO - Gunmen in a speeding car opened fire and killed a civilian near his house in Tuz Khurmato 170 km (105 miles) north of Baghdad, a police source said.

TUZ KHURMATO - A sticky bomb attached to a policeman's car exploded and wounded a passer-by in Tuz Khurmato, Tuz Khurmato police said.

TUZ KHURMATO - A sticky bomb was attached to a soldier's car went off, wounding the soldier and a passenger, according to police. (Reporting by Baghdad newsroom)

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