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FACTBOX-Security developments in Iraq, November 19

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Sat, 19 Nov 2011 17:32 GMT
Author: Reuters
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Nov 19 (Reuters) - Following are security developments in Iraq as of 1730 GMT on Saturday.

* RAMADI - Four policemen were killed and four others wounded when gunmen opened fire at a checkpoint in the center of Ramadi, 100 km (60 miles) west of Baghdad, a local police source said.

MUSSAYAB - Police found the decaying bodies of two men, one of whom had been beheaded, in the town of Mussayab, about 60 km (40 miles) south of Baghdad, police said.

BAGHDAD - A bomb exploded as Iraqi soldiers tried to defuse it, wounding eight soldiers and two other people, on Palestine Street in eastern Baghdad, police said.

Other police and hospital sources said the blast was caused by a roadside bomb and wounded three soldiers, two members of a bomb disposal team and four traffic policemen. (Compiled by Baghdad bureau)

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