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FACTBOX-Security developments in Iraq, June 20

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Mon, 20 Jun 2011 10:41 GMT
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June 20 (Reuters) - Following are security developments in Iraq as of 1030 GMT on Monday.

* denotes new or updated item.

* BAQUBA - Gunmen raided the house of a local council leader and killed him late on Sunday near Baquba, 65 km (40 miles) northeast of Baghdad, police said.

* KIRKUK - Gunmen kidnapped an ophthalmologist from his home in central Kirkuk late on Sunday, a police source said.

BAGHDAD - Seven people were wounded when a French embassy convoy was hit by a make-shift bomb in central Baghdad, an embassy official and police said.

No French diplomatic or security personnel were hurt but one of the convoy's vehicles was badly damaged, an embassy official said.

BAGHDAD - Gunmen using silenced weapons shot dead a policeman at a checkpoint in the Amil district of southern Baghdad, an Interior Ministry source said.

BAGHDAD - A parked car bomb went off, killing a civilian and wounding four others including two policemen in the Shaab district of northern Baghdad, a security source said.

BAGHDAD - Two roadside bombs blew up and wounded two civilians in southern Baghdad, an Interior Ministry source said.

BAGHDAD - A roadside bomb went off and wounded three people including a policeman in the Mansour district of west-central Baghdad, an Interior Ministry source said.

MOSUL - A roadside bomb went off when a civilian car carrying a family was passing by, killing two boys and wounding three from the same family late Sunday east of Mosul, 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

MOSUL - Gunmen shot dead a young man in front of his house on late Sunday, in eastern Mosul, police said.

(Compiled by Baghdad newsroom)

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