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FACTBOX-Security developments in Iraq, July 29

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Fri, 29 Jul 2011 08:19 PM
Author: Reuters
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July 29 (Reuters) - Following are security developments in Iraq as of 2015 GMT on Friday.

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* BAQUBA - Armed men killed one policeman and a government-backed Sunni Sahwa militia member when they opened fire on a joint police-Sahwa foot patrol in Baquba, 65km (40 miles) northeast of Baghdad, a Diyala police source said.

* BAGHDAD - A bomb attached to a car wounded three passengers in the vehicle when it went off in Baghdad's southern Saidiya district, an Interior Ministry source said.

KIRKUK - Iraqi police found the body of a man in his twenties with gunshot wounds in eastern Kirkuk, 250 km (155 miles) north of Baghdad, a source from the Kirkuk police operations centre said.

KIRKUK - Two policemen were wounded when a roadside bomb they were defusing exploded in southern Kirkuk, a source from the Kirkuk police operations centre said.

MOSUL - A sticky bomb attached to a civilian's car killed him when it went off late on Thursday in northern Mosul, 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad, a Nineveh police source said.

MOSUL - Gunmen shot dead a civilian in western Mosul late on Thursday, a Nineveh police source said.

ARBIL - A shepherd was killed late on Thursday during clashes between the PJAK rebel group and Iranian Revolutionary Guards along Iraq's border with Iran, an Arbil provincial hospital official said. Arbil is 310 km (190 miles) north of Baghdad. (Compiled by Baghdad newsroom)

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