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FACTBOX-Security developments in Iraq, June 21

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Tue, 21 Jun 2011 14:49 GMT
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June 21 (Reuters) - Following are security developments in Iraq as of 1200 GMT on Tuesday.

* Indicates a new or updated item.

* BAGHDAD - Five rockets were fired at a joint Iraqi-U.S. military base in the Baladiyat district of eastern Baghdad, an Interior Ministry source said.

Two of the rockets hit the base and three fell outside, wounding three civilians, the source said. The U.S. military said 10 mortars were fired but none hit the base and no casualties were reported.

RAMADI - A police bomb squad defused a car bomb a few hundred metres from local government buildings but a second car bomb nearby exploded as police attempted to deactivate it, wounding an officer, in Ramadi, 100 km (60 miles) west of Baghdad, police said.

SAMARRA - A roadside bomb went off after a U.S. military convoy passed by, wounding a civilian, in Samarra, 100 km (62 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

DIWANIYA - At least 25 people were killed and 35 wounded when bombs exploded at a checkpoint outside a provincial governor's house in Diwaniya, 150 km (95 miles) south of Baghdad, local authorities said.

A suicide bomber blew himself up and at least one car bomb exploded outside the house as guards changed shifts at the checkpoint. Most of the victims were guards, officials said.

MUSSAYAB - Five people were killed and nine others wounded when a bomb left in a restaurant went off in Mussayab, about 60 km (40 miles) south of Baghdad, police said.

BAGHDAD - A roadside bomb killed an Iraqi soldier and wounded five people, including three soldiers, in Palestine Street in northeastern Baghdad, an Interior Ministry source said.

BAGHDAD - A bomb left in a minibus killed a civilian and wounded three others when it exploded in Baghdad's west-central Mansour district, an Interior Ministry source said.

BAGHDAD - Armed men in a speeding car, using silenced weapons, killed an Iraqi army brigadier while he was inside his car in Baghdad's northern Shaab district late on Monday, an Interior Ministry source said.

(Compiled by Baghdad newsroom)

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