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FACTBOX-Security developments in Iraq, November 3

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Thu, 3 Nov 2011 16:32 GMT
Author: Reuters
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Nov 3 (Reuters) - Following are security developments in Iraq as of 1600 GMT on Thursday.

* Indicates a new or updated item.

* BAGHDAD - A roadside bomb exploded near a restaurant in Baghdad's central Karrada district, killing two civilians in a car, police and hospital sources said. A second bomb exploded when police arrived at the scene, killing two policemen and wounding six others, the sources said.

Baghdad's security operations centre said the two blasts killed one policeman and wounded four others.

BAQUBA - A suicide bomber detonated an explosive vest and a car bomb blew up near a group of government-supported Sahwa militiamen, killing at least six people and wounding 35 others in the city of Baquba, 65 km (40 miles) northeast of Baghdad, a health official and a security source said.

Police sources said 10 people were killed and 40 wounded.

QAIYARA - Gunmen stormed the home of a policeman and killed him in the town of Qaiyara, 290 km (180 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

MOSUL - A roadside bomb went off near a police patrol and wounded two civilians in central Mosul, 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

BASRA - The toll rose to 12 dead and at least 70 wounded in the explosion on Wednesday of three motorcycle bombs near cafes in the city of Basra, 420 km (260 miles) southeast of Baghdad, said Riyadh Abdul-Amir, head of the Basra health department.

KIRKUK - A sticky bomb attached to a car went off, killing the driver and wounding his daughter, late on Wednesday in the city of Kirkuk, 250 km (155 miles) north of Baghdad, police said. (Compiled by Baghdad bureau)

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