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Security developments in Iraq, September 22

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Thu, 22 Sep 2011 19:59 GMT
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Sept 22 (Reuters) - Following are security developments in Iraq as of 1930 GMT on Thursday.

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* BAGHDAD - A roadside bomb blew up near an Iraqi army patrol, wounding two soldiers and one civilian, in Palestine Street in northeastern Baghdad, an interior ministry source said.

* MUSSAYAB - A roadside bomb exploded in a residential area, wounding two people, in central Mussayab, 60 km (40 miles) south of Baghdad, local police said.

* HASWA - A suicide bomber blew up a minibus in front of a restaurant used by Shi'ite pilgrims, killing four people and wounding 17, in the town of Haswa, 50 km (30 miles) south of Baghdad, the Babil province security operations centre said.

TIKRIT - The bodies of two men in their 30s were found in south Tikrit, 150 km (95 miles) north of Baghdad, the Salahuddin province police operations centre said. The men had been strangled with ropes and bore cuts on their heads.

KIRKUK - Police found the decomposed body of a man in his 30s in northern Kirkuk, 250 km (155 miles) north of Baghdad, the Kirkuk police operations centre said.

DAQUQ - A charred car belonging to three Christian men on a hunting trip was found outside the town of Daquq, 200 km (125 miles) north of Baghdad, police said. The hunters' weapons and the remains of their hunting dogs were found in the car but there was no sign of the men, police said. (Compiled by Baghdad bureau)

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