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FACTBOX-Security developments in Iraq, June 6

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Mon, 6 Jun 2011 12:11 GMT
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June 6 (Reuters) - Following are security developments in Iraq as of 1210 GMT on Monday.

* denotes new or updated item

* BAGHDAD - Five U.S. service members were killed in central Iraq, the U.S. military said. A senior Iraqi security official said the Americans died in a rocket attack on a joint military base in Baghdad's eastern Baladiyat district. Two suspected militants were found dead, apparently killed by the premature explosion of one of their own rockets in the modified truck they were using as a launch platform, an interior ministry said.

TIKRIT - At least 13 people were killed, including nine Iraqi military personnel, and 15 were wounded when a suicide bomber detonated a car in Tikrit, 150 km (95 miles) north of Baghdad, local officials said.

BAGHDAD - A parked car bomb killed one civilian and wounded ten in east Baghdad, an interior ministry source said.

RAMADI - A local politician and three members of his family were killed when a bomb planted inside their house exploded in the northern outskirts of Ramadi, 100 km (60 miles) west of Baghdad, local police said.

BAGHDAD - Gunmen using silenced weapons carried out simultaneous early morning attacks against three checkpoints guarded by government-backed Sunni Sahwa militia, killing four militiamen and wounding four in Adhamiya district, north Baghdad, an interior ministry source said.

BAGHDAD - A roadside bomb exploded near a police patrol and wounded six people including three policemen in Adhamiya district, north Baghdad, the interior ministry source said.

BAGHDAD - A roadside bomb exploded as a convoy guarded by private security contractors passed in central Baghdad, wounding four civilians, police said. (Compiled by Baghdad newsroom)

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