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FACTBOX-Security developments in Iraq, September 17

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Sat, 17 Sep 2011 12:45 GMT
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Sept 17 (Reuters) - Following are security developments in Iraq as of 1245 GMT Saturday.

MOSUL - Gunmen opened fire on an Iraqi army checkpoint and wounded one soldier in western Mosul, 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad, a police source in Nineveh province said.

MOSUL - Three brothers were killed in an explosion in their house in eastern Mosul, a police source in Nineveh province said. The source said the exact cause of the blast was unknown.

MOSUL - Two Iraqi soldiers and a bodyguard of Mosul Governor Atheel al-Nujaifi were wounded during a dispute at an army checkpoint in central Mosul late on Friday, a local police source said. The source said the governor was not injured in the incident.

JBELA - Armed men launched an attack on the house of a Hilla provincial council member and wounded two bodyguards late on Friday in Jbela, a town 65 km (40 miles) south of Baghdad, a source in Hilla police said. (Compiled by Baghdad bureau)

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