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FACTBOX-Security developments in Iraq, June 25

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Sat, 25 Jun 2011 03:37 PM
Author: Reuters
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June 25 (Reuters) - Following are security developments in Iraq as of 1500 GMT on Saturday.

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* KIRKUK - Iraqi police defused a small bomb near an oil well in the Bai Hassan oilfield, 70 km (45 miles) northwest of Kirkuk, police said.

* KIRKUK - Gunmen in a speeding car shot and wounded an off-duty soldier in western Kirkuk, 250 km (155 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

* MOSUL - Gunmen opened fire at an Iraqi security checkpoint, killing two soldiers, in northern Mosul, 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

* BAGHDAD - Gunmen using silenced weapons shot dead an employee of the Electricity Ministry in Baghdad's southeastern Ameen district, an Interior Ministry source said.

* BAGHDAD - A roadside bomb went off and wounded two civilians on Palestine Street in northeastern Baghdad, an Interior Ministry source said.

* BAIJI - Three Iraqi military counter-terrorism troops and an al Qaeda militant were killed during a shootout in Baiji, 180 km (112 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

BAGHDAD - Gunmen using silenced weapons shot dead a policeman in Baghdad's west-central Mansour district late on Friday, an Interior Ministry source said.

(Compiled by Baghdad newsroom)

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