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FACTBOX-Security developments in Iraq, July 21

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Thu, 21 Jul 2011 17:00 GMT
Author: Reuters
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July 21 (Reuters) - Following are security developments in Iraq as of 1700 GMT on Thursday.

* Denotes a new or updated item.

* KIRKUK - Gunmen in a speeding car killed a government employee in front of his house in northern Kirkuk, 250 km (155 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

NAJAF - Three children were wounded in the cemetary in Najaf -- 160 km (100 miles) south of Baghdad -- when a bomb left over from fighting in 2005 exploded as they examined it, said Major General Abdul Karim al-Mayahi, the police chief of the city.

KIRKUK - A roadside bomb targeting an Iraqi police patrol killed one civilian and wounded two others southwest of Kirkuk, 250 km (155 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

MOSUL - Gunman threw a hand grenade at an Iraqi army checkpoint in eastern Mosul, 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad, late on Wednesday, killing one soldier, police said.

(Compiled by Baghdad newsroom)

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