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FACTBOX-Security developments in Iraq, May 20

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Fri, 20 May 2011 15:16 GMT
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May 20 (Reuters) - Following are security developments in Iraq as of 1500 GMT on Friday.

KIRKUK - Gunmen opened fire at the house of an off-duty policeman, wounding him in southern Kirkuk, 250 km (155 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

HAWIJA - A roadside bomb wounded two civilians in Hawija, 210 km (130 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

BAQUBA - A roadside bomb exploded near a house of Saadoun al- Mashaikhi, a mosque imam while he was returning from prayer, wounding him and killing two people, including his son in southern Baquba, 65 km (40 miles) northeast of Baghdad, police said.

BAGHDAD - Gunmen equipped with silenced weapons shot dead Col. Nameer Khazaal, an officer working for the local forensics office in Baghdad's southwestern district of Bayaa, an Interior Ministry source said.

BAGHDAD - Gunmen using silenced weapons shot dead two employees working at the Iraqi intelligence facility in western Baghdad, an Interior Ministry source.

(Compiled by Baghdad newsroom)

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