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FACTBOX-Security developments in Iraq, June 14

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Tue, 14 Jun 2011 20:24 GMT
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June 14 (Reuters) - Following are security developments in Iraq as of 2010 GMT on Tuesday.

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* BAGHDAD - Gunmen using silenced weapons killed an army lieutenant-general as he was driving in his car in the northern Baghdad district of Binoog, an interior ministry source said.

* BAGHDAD - Gunmen using silenced weapons killed two soldiers in the Jamiaa district in the west of the city, the interior ministry source said.

BAGHDAD - The U.S. military said two U.S. service members were killed on Monday while conducting operations in southern Iraq. No more details were given.

BAQUBA - Gunmen and suicide bombers on Tuesday stormed the Diyala provincial council after exploding a car bomb outside, killing at least 8 people and wounding 25 before U.S.-assisted Iraqi forces regained control of the building in Baquba, 65 miles (40 km) northeast of Baghdad, police and officials said.

BAGHDAD - Gunmen in a speeding car used silenced weapons to kill the manager of the legal department of Baghdad provincial council, Laith Ahmed, who was in his car in central Baghdad, an interior ministry source said.

MOSUL - Gunmen using silenced weapons killed a policeman in western Mosul, 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

KIRKUK - Gunmen carrying silenced weapons shot dead a former Iraqi Army brigadier inside his car late on Monday in southern Kirkuk, 250 km (155 miles) north of Baghdad, police said. (Compiled by Baghdad newsroom)

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