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FACTBOX-Security developments in Iraq, June 23

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Thu, 23 Jun 2011 18:54 GMT
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June 23 (Reuters) - Following are security developments in Iraq as of 1830 GMT on Thursday.

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* BAGHDAD - Three bombs killed at least 23 people and wounded up to 107 others when they exploded in a busy market and near a religious site in the mainly Shi'ite district of al-Shurta al-Rabaa in southwestern Baghdad, security sources said.

Sources at three local hospitals said the blasts killed a total of 35 people and wounded 80 others.

* BAGHDAD - Two people were killed and 10 wounded when a parked car bomb exploded in the Abu Dsheer district of southern Baghdad, an Interior Ministry source said.

BAGHDAD - A roadside bomb targeting a private security company convoy wounded three guards in northeastern Baghdad, an Interior Ministry source said.

MOSUL - A roadside bomb targeting an Iraqi army patrol killed two military personnel, including one officer, south of Mosul, 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

MOSUL - Gunmen shot dead a civilian near his house in eastern Mosul, police said.

KIRKUK - A sticky bomb attached to a minibus went off and wounded the driver in southern Kirkuk, 250 km (155 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

AL-ZAB - An Iraqi soldier was wounded by a flashlight stuffed with explosives which he found near his checkpoint in al-Zab, an area about 35 km (20 miles) southwest of Kirkuk, police said.

TAJI - Gunmen in a speeding car, using silenced guns, shot and wounded an employee of the Sunni Endowment, an organisation which manages Sunni religious sites, in Taji, 20 km (12 miles) north of Baghdad, an Interior Ministry source said.

(Compiled by Baghdad newsroom)

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