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FACTBOX-Security developments in Iraq, March 19

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Sat, 19 Mar 2011 20:00 GMT
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March 19 (Reuters) - Following are security developments in Iraq as of 1245 GMT on Saturday.

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* SHIRQAT - Two Turkish construction workers were kidnapped from a building site in Shirqat, 300 km (180 miles) north of Baghdad.

* BAGHDAD - A roadside bomb hit an Iraqi army patrol in Adhamiya, a northern district of Baghdad, killing two soldiers and one civilian and wounding six soldiers and three civilians according to a source in the Interior Ministry.

* BAGHDAD - Four civilians were wounded in the northern district of Adhamiya when a roadside bomb went off in a tunnel, according to the same source.

* BAGHDAD - Five soldiers were wounded in Shaab, a northern district of Baghdad, when a roadside bomb went off, an Interior Ministry source said.

* BAGHDAD - Three civilians were wounded when a roadside bomb went off in Karrada in central of Baghdad, an Interior Ministry source said.

MOSUL - Gunmen in a speeding car opened fire on a construction worker's vehicle, killing him and wounding his wife in western Mosul, 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

MUSSAYAB - A roadside bomb went off and killed one civilian and wounded two others in Mussayab, an Interior Ministry source said.

BAIJI - A roadside bomb killed three shepherds in Baiji, 180 km (112 miles) north of Baghdad on Friday, police said.

KIRKUK - Gunmen in a speeding car shot dead a lawyer on Friday near his house in southern Kirkuk, 250 km (155 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

JURF AL-SAKHAR - Gunmen stormed a house on Friday and killed two brothers belonging to the government-backed Sunni Sahwa militia in Jurf al-Sakhar in western Mussayab, about 60 km (40 miles) south of Baghdad, police said.

(Compiled by Baghdad newsroom)

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