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FACTBOX-Security developments in Iraq, September 16

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Fri, 16 Sep 2011 21:02 GMT
Author: Reuters
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Sept 16 (Reuters) - Following are security developments in Iraq as of 2030 GMT Friday.

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* HADITHA - Two suspected militants and an Iraqi army officer were killed, and three soldiers and a policeman were wounded, during an army raid on a militant hideout near the town of Haditha, 190 km (120 miles) northwest of Baghdad, Haditha police said.

Police said one suspect detonated a suicide belt and another was killed by soldiers, while a third was arrested in the raid in an area on the road connecting Haditha and the town of Baiji.

* GARMA - Gunmen in a speeding car shot and killed a police lieutenant-colonel in front of his home in Garma, 30 km (20 miles) northwest of Baghdad, local police said.

JBELA - A car bomb exploded, wounding three people, in the town of Jbela, 65 km (40 miles) south of Baghdad, local police said.

When officials responded to the scene, a second car bomb went off, wounding seven people, police said.

BAGHDAD - Iraqi security forces found two bodies with bullet wounds in Baghdad's southern Doura district late on Thursday, an interior ministry source said. The source said the deceased were Iranians.

BAGHDAD - Gunmen using silenced weapons opened fire at a police patrol, killing two policemen and wounding two others in Baghdad's southern Doura district late on Thursday, an interior ministry source said.

MOSUL - Two roadside bombs targeting a police patrol exploded in quick succession and wounded nine policemen in central Mosul, 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad late on Thursday, a police source in Nineveh province said.

MOSUL - A roadside bomb targeting an Iraqi army patrol wounded one soldier in northern Mosul late on Thursday, a police source in Nineveh province said.

MOSUL - The body of a man with bullet wounds was found in western Mosul late on Thursday, a police source in Nineveh province said. (Compiled by Baghdad bureau)

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