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FACTBOX-Security developments in Iraq, July 16

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Sat, 16 Jul 2011 15:18 GMT
Author: Reuters
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July 16 (Reuters) - Following are security developments in Iraq as of 1515 GMT on Saturday.

* Denotes a new or updated item.

* MOSUL - A roadside bomb went off near an Iraqi army patrol and wounded five soldiers in eastern Mosul, 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad, a local police source said.

* MOSUL - An Iraqi soldier was killed in a shoot-out with gunmen in western Mosul, police said.

* MOSUL - Gunmen wounded a passerby in western Mosul, police said.

* MOSUL - A roadside bomb went off near an Iraqi army patrol and wounded one soldier in western Mosul, police said.

BAGHDAD - A parked car bomb targeting a night club killed two people and wounded nine others in central Baghdad, police and hospital sources said. Another police source said only six people were wounded by a roadside bomb.

BAGHDAD - Two people were wounded by a roadside bomb in central Baghdad, an Interior Ministry source said.

KERBALA - A sticky bomb attached to a policeman's car went off near a checkpoint killing at least three people and wounding 15 others, mainly policemen, in eastern Kerbala, 80 km (50 miles) south west of Baghdad, police and provincial council officials said.

BAGHDAD - A sticky bomb attached to a minibus wounded two people in the southern outskirts of Baghdad, an Interior Ministry source said.

BAGHDAD - Gunmen in a speeding car using weapons equipped with silencers shot at a police checkpoint and wounded three people, including two policemen, in Baghdad's southeastern Zaafaraniya district, an Interior Ministry source said.

(Compiled by Baghdad newsroom)

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