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FACTBOX-Security developments in Iraq, March 31

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Thu, 31 Mar 2011 16:30 GMT
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March 31 (Reuters) - Following are security developments in Iraq as of 1620 GMT on Thursday.

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* KALAR - Five people were wounded in clashes during a protest in the northern Kurdish town of Kalar, southwest of Sulaimaniya, 260 km (160 miles) northeast of Baghdad, the town's mayor and a hospital official said.

MOSUL - Police said they found the body of a man with gunshot wounds to the head and chest in a town near the city of Mosul, 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad.

BAGHDAD - A mortar round landed in Baghdad's central district of Karrada killing one person and wounding three others, an Interior Ministry source said.

BAGHDAD - A sticky bomb attached to a car wounded a university student in Baghdad's western Ghazaliya district, an Interior Ministry source said.

BAAJ - Police said they found the beheaded body of a boy on Wednesday, in the town of Baaj, 375 km (233 miles) northwest of Baghdad.

BAGHDAD - Gunmen stormed the house of an Iraqi army captain, killing two of his brothers and wounding him on Wednesday in Abu Ghraib area in the western outskirts of Baghdad, police said.

BAGHDAD - Gunmen stormed the house of a police officer, killing him and wounding three of his family members on Tuesday in Abu Ghraib area, police said.

(Compiled by Baghdad newsroom)

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