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FACTBOX-Security developments in Iraq, June 8

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Wed, 8 Jun 2011 17:17 GMT
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June 8 (Reuters) - Following are security developments in Iraq as of 1645 GMT on Wednesday. * denotes new or updated item

* FALLUJA - A sticky bomb attached to a vehicle exploded, killing one person and wounding another in central Falluja, 50 km (32 miles) west of Baghdad, a local government official said.

* BAGHDAD - A roadside bomb exploded as a police patrol passed, wounding four people, including one policeman, in Zaafaraniya district in southeast Baghdad, a ministry of interior source said.

BAGHDAD - A U.S. service member was killed on Wednesday while conducting operations in southern Iraq, the U.S. military said in a statement. It gave no more details.

MOSUL - Gunmen shot dead an off-duty policeman near his house in eastern Mosul, 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

MOSUL - Police said they found the body of a kidnapped man from the minority Yazidi sect with gunshot wounds in an area west of the city of Mosul, 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad.

BAQUBA - Ali Hussein, general manager of Diyala province health department, escaped unharmed when a bomb attached to a parked car exploded near his passing convoy and wounded four passers-by in Baquba, 65 km (40 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

BAGHDAD - A roadside bomb targeting a police patrol wounded four people, including two policemen, in central Baghdad's Karrada district, an interior ministry source said.

RASHAD - A roadside bomb killed a member of the government-backed Sunni Sahwa militia when it exploded near a Sahwa-run checkpoint in the town of Rashad, near Kirkuk, 250 km (155 miles) north of Baghdad, police said. (Compiled by Baghdad newsroom)

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