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FACTBOX-Security developments in Iraq, January 5

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Thu, 5 Jan 2012 17:46 GMT
Author: Reuters
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Jan 5 (Reuters) - Following are security developments in Iraq as of 1745 GMT on Thursday.

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* MOSUL - A roadside bomb targeting a minibus carrying Shi'ite pilgrims killed one child and wounded five women when it went off just southwest of Mosul, 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad, a police source in Nineveh province said.

* MOSUL - Gunmen opened fire and killed a man and wounded his brother in front of their house in eastern Mosul, a police source in Nineveh province said.

BAGHDAD - A bomb planted on a parked motorcycle and another roadside bomb killed 13 people and wounded 32 others in Baghdad's northeastern Sadr City district, the city's health statistics department said.

BAGHDAD - Two car bombs killed at least 16 people and wounded 36 others when they went off in Baghdad's northwestern Kadhimiya district, police and hospital sources said.

NASSIRIYA - A suicide bomber targeting Shi'ite pilgrims killed at least 44 people and wounded 81 others by a police checkpoint just west of the city of Nassiriya, 300 km (185 miles) south of Baghdad, Sajjad al-Asadi, head of the provincial security committee in Nassiriya said. (Compiled by Baghdad bureau)

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