FACTBOX-Security developments in Iraq, Aug 21

Sat Aug 21, 2010 5:37am EDT

Aug 21 (Reuters) - Following are security developments in Iraq at 0930 GMT on Saturday.

KIRKUK - Clashes erupted between Kurdish security forces and a gunman hiding in a house, leaving one Kurdish security member and the gunman wounded in southern Kirkuk, 250 km (155 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

KIRKUK - A sticky bomb attached to a car killed an off-duty policeman in southern Kirkuk, police said.

MOSUL - Gunmen opened fire at an Iraqi police checkpoint, killing one policeman and wounding another, in eastern Mosul, 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

BAGHDAD - Gunmen using silencers killed an off-duty police officer while he was driving his car in the Harthiya district of western Baghdad on Friday evening, police said.

BAQUBA - Gunmen shot dead a government-backed Sahwa militia leader in western Baquba, 65 km (40 miles) northeast of Baghdad, on Friday evening, police said. (Compiled by Baghdad newsroom)

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