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FACTBOX-Security developments in Iraq, June 15

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Wed, 15 Jun 2011 19:50 GMT
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June 15 (Reuters) - Following are security developments in Iraq as of 1945 GMT on Wednesday.

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* HILLA - A bomb exploded near a supermarket, killing one civilian and wounding nine others at Mahaweel in north Hilla province, 60 km (35 miles) south of Baghdad. police said.

* BASRA - U.S. military helicopters fired on suspected militia fighters in southern Iraq, killing one amd wounding two in response to a rocket attack on an airport in Basra, 420 km (260 miles) southeast of Baghdad, the U.S. military said.

RASHAD - At least 10 Iraqi army soldiers were wounded when a mortar round landed at their checkpoint in the town of Rashad, near Kirkuk, 250 km (155 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

MOSUL - Gunmen in a speeding car attacked an Iraqi army checkpoint and killed two soldiers in eastern Mosul, 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

BAGHDAD - Gunmen using silenced weapons attacked an Iraqi military checkpoint and killed one soldier in Baghdad's northwestern Shula district, an interior ministry source said.

BAGHDAD - A roadside bomb wounded two street cleaners in Baghdad's southern Doura district and another bomb wounded four people in the same area, a security source said. (Compiled by Baghdad newsroom)

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