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FACTBOX-Security developments in Iraq, October 27

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Thu, 27 Oct 2011 16:17 GMT
Author: Reuters
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Oct 27 (Reuters) - Following are security developments in Iraq as of 1600 GMT on Thursday.

BAGHDAD - A sniper shot at a traffic police patrol, killing one policeman and wounding another in Baghdad's southern Saidiya district, police and health sources said.

BAGHDAD - A roadside bomb went off near an Iraqi army patrol, wounding four civilians in southwestern Baghdad, police and health sources said.

BAGHDAD - A roadside bomb exploded near an Iraqi army patrol, wounding four civilians in Baghdad's southeastern Zaafaraniya district, police and health sources said.

BAGHDAD - A roadside bomb blew up near a traffic police patrol, wounding two policemen and one civilian in Baghdad's northeastern Sadr City district, police and health sources said.

ISKANDARIYA - A roadside bomb went off near a motorcycle cart, killing the driver and a child and wounding two others in the town of Iskandariya, 40 km (25 miles) south of Baghdad, police said.

JBELA - A roadside bomb exploded near a house and wounded the brother of the home's owner in the town of Jbela, 65 km (40 miles) south of Baghdad, police said.

MOSUL - Police said they found the body of a man who had been shot in the head and chest two days after his abduction in the city of Mosul, 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad.

SAMARRA - Gunmen threw a hand grenade at a military vehicle, killing one soldier on Wednesday in the city of Samarra, 100 km (60 miles) north of Baghdad, a hospital source said.

BASRA - Iraqi security forces backed by U.S. forces raided a house and arrested six members of the Sadr movement in northern Basra, 420 km (260 miles) southeast of Baghdad, security sources and local officials said.

KIRKUK - A sticky bomb attached to a car went off and wounded the driver on Wednesday in the city of Kirkuk, 250 km(155 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

MOSUL - Three militants were killed in a clashes with Iraqi security forces late on Wednesday in Mosul, police said.

(Compiled by Baghdad bureau)

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