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FACTBOX-Security developments in Iraq, November 5

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Sat, 5 Nov 2011 14:37 GMT
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Nov 5 (Reuters) - Following are security developments in Iraq as of 1430 GMT on Saturday.

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* BAGHDAD - Gunmen in a speeding car, using silenced weapons, shot dead police Brigadier Jalil Ibadi, the deputy commander of border crossings, in Baghdad's eastern Zayouna district, an Interior Ministry source said.

* MOSUL - A roadside bomb went off near an Iraqi army patrol, wounding two soldiers in western Mosul, 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad, a local police source said.

* MOSUL - Gunmen shot and wounded an Iraqi construction contractor in western Mosul, a local police source said.

TAJI - Four bombs exploded near the home of a local leader of the government-supported Sunni Sahwa militia, killing four people and wounding eight others, in the town of Taji, 20 km (12 miles) north of Baghdad, police and health sources said.

KIRKUK - Armed men wearing Iraqi army uniforms and using military vehicles kidnapped two university professors in southern Kirkuk, 250 km (155 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

BAGHDAD - A bomb attached to a minibus exploded in eastern Baghdad, killing a man and wounding seven other people, police said. (Compiled by Baghdad bureau)

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