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FACTBOX-Security developments in Iraq, November 18

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Fri, 18 Nov 2011 11:19 GMT
Author: Reuters
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Nov 18 (Reuters) - Following are security developments in Iraq as of 1115 GMT on Friday.

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* SAQLAWIYA - Two bombs planted inside a policeman's house went off and killed his wife and his four children in Saqlawiya, 2 km northwest of Falluja, police said.

* BAGHDAD - A roadside bomb planted near a mosque killed two policemen and wounded four people, including two soldiers, when it exploded in Abu Ghraib on the western outskirts of Baghdad, police said.

* BAGHDAD - A roadside bomb planted near a mosque killed a policeman and wounded five people, including two policemen, in Abu Ghraib on the western outskirts of Baghdad, police said.

HAWIJA - Gunmen shot and wounded an off-duty policeman near his house in Hawija, 210 km (130 miles) north of Baghdad, a local police source said.

MAHMUDIYA - A parked car bomb targeting an Iraqi police patrol exploded, killing two people and wounding seven others in Mahmudiya, about 30 km (20 miles) south of Baghdad on Thursday, police and hospital sources said.

The Baghdad security operations centre said the blast wounded four civilians.

BAGHDAD - Gunmen in a speeding car, using silenced weapons, opened fire on Thursday at the car of an off-duty Iraqi army officer, seriously wounding him, in Baghdad's western Jamiaa district, an Interior Ministry source said.

MOSUL - A roadside bomb exploded near the convoy of Police Major Jabbar Rasheed on Thursday, killing him and a civilian in southern Mosul, 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad, a local police source said.

MOSUL - A parked car bomb targeting an Iraqi army patrol killed a civilian in eastern Mosul on Thursday, a local police source said.

MOSUL - A roadside bomb targeting an Iraqi army patrol wounded a soldier in eastern Mosul on Thursday, a local police source said.

MOSUL - A roadside bomb targeting an Iraqi police patrol wounded a policeman in western Mosul on Thursday, a local police source said.

MOSUL - An attacker threw a hand grenade at an Iraqi police patrol, wounding one policeman, in western Mosul on Thursday, a local police source said.

MOSUL - Gunmen shot and wounded a civilian near his house in western Mosul on Thursday, a local police source said. (Compiled by Baghdad bureau)

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