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FACTBOX-Security developments in Iraq, May 4

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Wed, 4 May 2011 14:37 GMT
Author: Reuters
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May 4 (Reuters) - Following are security developments in Iraq as of 1430 GMT on Wednesday.

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* BAGHDAD - A roadside bomb wounded a man when it went off near his armoured car in Baghdad's Abu Nawas street, an Interior Ministry source said.

* BAGHDAD - A bomb placed in a garbage bin wounded two people in al-Nidhal street in central Baghdad, an Interior Ministry source said.

* KERBALA - Two bombs killed three farmers and wounded four others, in an agricultural area north of the Shi'ite holy city of Kerbala, 80 km (50 miles) southwest of Baghdad, police said. Three more bombs were found in the same area but were defused.

BAGHDAD - Gunmen in a speeding car, using silenced weapons, killed a policeman in Baghdad's northern district of Qahira, an Interior Ministry source said.

BAGHDAD - Gunmen in a speeding car, using silenced weapons, killed a Finance Ministry employee in Baghdad's northern district of Shaab, an Interior Ministry source said.

MOSUL - Gunmen stopped two trucks and killed their drivers west of Mosul, 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

MOSUL - A sticky bomb attached to a vehicle killed its driver in northern Mosul, police said.

(Compiled by Baghdad newsroom)

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