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FACTBOX-Security developments in Iraq, November 24

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Thu, 24 Nov 2011 18:01 GMT
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Nov 24 (Reuters) - Following are security developments in Iraq as of 1800 GMT on Thursday.

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* BASRA - Three bombs exploded in a market, killing at least 10 people and wounding up to 55 others, in the city of Basra, 420 km (240 miles) southeast of Baghdad, hospital and security sources said.

* RAMADI - Gunmen kidnapped an off-duty policeman and his son from their car in northeastern Ramadi, 100 km (60 miles) west of Baghdad, police said.

* RAMADI - A bomb exploded in a crowded market and wounded five people in Ramadi, police said.

* JALAWLA - Gunmen using silenced weapons killed a village mayor at a market in Jalawla, 115 km (70 miles) northeast of Baghdad, a source in the Baquba security operations centre said.

MOSUL - Gunmen opened fire at an Iraqi army checkpoint and killed one soldier in eastern Mosul, 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad, a local police source said.

MOSUL - Gunmen shot dead a government electricity department worker in the village of Shura, south of Mosul, a local police source said.

BAAJ - An Iraqi soldier was killed and an officer wounded when clashes erupted between insurgents and an army patrol in Baaj, 375 km (235 miles) northwest of Baghdad, a local police source said.

MUSSAYAB - Three bombs went off at the house of a member of the government-backed Sunni Sahwa militia in the village of Bahbahan, near the city of Mussayab, about 60 km (40 miles) south of Baghdad, police said.

A local police source said no casualties were reported. Another police source said two men were inside the house and were wounded in the explosions. (Compiled by Baghdad bureau)

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