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FACTBOX-Security developments in Iraq, September 5

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Mon, 5 Sep 2011 19:08 GMT
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Sept 5 (Reuters) - Following are security developments in Iraq as of 1900 GMT on Monday.

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* KIRKUK - Gunmen in a speeding car opened fire at a vehicle carrying prominent neurologist Yeldrim Abbass, killing him and his brother in central Kirkuk, 250 km (155 miles) north of Baghdad, a police source in Kirkuk said.

BAGHDAD - A roadside bomb exploded near an Iraqi army patrol in the Amiriya district of western Baghdad, wounding five people, including three soldiers, an interior ministry source said.

MOSUL - Police found the body of a former policeman, with gunshot wounds in the head and chest, east of Mosul, 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad, a local police source said.

The source said the man had been kidnapped on Saturday.

MOSUL - The body of a young man who had been shot in the head was found in western Mosul, a local police source said.

MOSUL - A mortar attack wounded a policeman and a civilian in western Mosul, a local police said.

BAGHDAD - A roadside bomb targeting the convoy of Baghdad Security Operations Commander in Chief, Lieutenant General Ahmed Hashim, wounded three passers-by when it blew up in central Baghdad, an Interior Ministry source said.

ARBIL - One woman was killed and two other people were wounded late on Sunday by Iranian artillery shelling near the Iraqi border town of Siydah Khan, north of Arbil, 310 km (190 miles) north of Baghdad, Kirmange Azat Sulaiman, the district's mayor, said. (Compiled by Baghdad bureau)

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