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FACTBOX-Security developments in Iraq, June 10

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Fri, 10 Jun 2011 08:48 PM
Author: Reuters
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June 10 (Reuters) - Following are security developments in Iraq as of 2045 GMT on Friday.

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* MOSUL - Police said they found the body of a kidnapped taxi driver with gunshots wounds to his head and chest in Hatra, southwest Mosul, 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad. The driver was kidnapped on Thursday.

* BAGHDAD - Two roadside bombs went off in succession near an Iraqi army patrol and killed four people, including a soldier, and wounded 20 people in Salman Pak, 30 km (20 miles) southeast of Baghdad, an Interior Ministry source said.

BAGHDAD - A roadside bomb wounded three people in Baghdad's northern district of Adhamiya, an Interior Ministry source said.

BAGHDAD - A sticky bomb attached to a car exploded at a checkpoint manned by Iraqi police, killing the driver and wounding four others, including two policeman, in Baghdad's southern district of Saidiya, an Interior Ministry source said.

BAGHDAD - A roadside bomb wounded two civilians in Baghdad's southeastern district of Zaafaraniya, an Interior Ministry source said.

BAGHDAD - Around eight Katyusha rockets launched from eastern Baghdad landed late on Thursday in the city's heavily-fortified Green Zone, where government buildings and foreign embassies are located, Interior Ministry and civil defence sources said. There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.

(Compiled by Baghdad newsroom)

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