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FACTBOX-Security developments in Iraq, May 5

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Thu, 5 May 2011 10:05 GMT
Author: Reuters
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May 5 (Reuters) - Following are security developments in Iraq as of 1000 GMT on Thursday.

HILLA - At least 16 people were killed and 41 wounded when a car bomb exploded in Iraq's southern city of Hilla, 100 km (60 miles) south of Baghdad, medical and police sources said.

MUSSAYAB - A roadside bomb went off near a house in the town of Mussayab, about 60 km (40 miles) south of Baghdad, an Interior Ministry source said.

TUZ KHURMATO - A roadside bomb went off near a Kurdish security forces patrol, killing two security members and wounding four, including two civilians, in the town of Tuz Khurmato, 170 km (105 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

MOSUL - Three people were wounded late on Wednesday when a booby-trapped doll exploded inside a restaurant in Mosul, 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

(Compiled by Baghdad newsroom)

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