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FACTBOX-Security developments in Iraq, July 15

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Fri, 15 Jul 2011 20:20 GMT
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July 15 (Reuters) - Following are security developments in Iraq as of 2020 GMT on Friday.

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* KERBALA - A car bomb went off in a garage near a hospital, killing five and wounding 15 others in west of Karbala, 80 km (50 miles) south west of Baghdad, a senior security official in Kerbala said.

* SAMARRA - A roadside bomb targeting an Iraqi army patrol wounded a soldier in northern Samarra, 100 km (62 miles) north of Baghdad, an army source said.

* BAGHDAD - A U.S. service member was killed in southern Iraq, the U.S. military said in a statement.

* BAGHDAD - A sticky bomb attached to a car of an off-duty policeman wounded him in Baghdad's southeastern Zaafaraniya district, police said.

KERBALA - A bomb placed under a parked car killed two people and wounded four others, in northern Kerbala, Major-General Othman al-Ghanimi, chief commander of the Iraqi army in Kerbala said. A hospital source in Kerbala said three people were killed and 23 wounded.

BAGHDAD - A roadside bomb killed a man and wounded three others when it exploded in Doura district, southern Baghdad, an Interior Ministry source said.

MOSUL - A sticky bomb attached to an Iraqi soldier's car wounded him and another passenger in central Mosul, 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

(Compiled by Baghdad newsroom)

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