Factbox: Security developments in Iraq

Thu Jan 26, 2012 5:24am EST

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(Reuters) - Following are security developments in Iraq as of 5 a.m. ET on Thursday.

* Indicates a new or updated item.

* MOSUL - Gunmen shot dead a son of a prominent Sunni tribal leader in front of his house in western Mosul, 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

* KIRKUK - A parked three-wheeled motorbike blew up, killing three people and wounding six others, in central Kirkuk, 250 km (155 miles) north of Baghdad, police and hospital sources said.

MUSSAYAB - A policeman and nine relatives were killed as they slept when militants bombed their house in Mussayab, about 60 km (40 miles) south of Baghdad, police sources said.

KIRKUK - A sticky bomb attached to a civilian's car blew up, killing him and a passenger late on Wednesday in southern Kirkuk, police said.

KIRKUK - Gunmen in a speeding car, using silenced weapons, shot dead two off-duty policemen in front of their house late on Wednesday in southeastern Kirkuk, police said.

(Compiled by Baghdad bureau)

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alitheturk wrote:
Why do the stories imply it’s attacks on Sunnis when say a Sunni was murdered. Seems it’s some motive other than they were(are) Sunni since those who call themselves Kurds are generally Sunni if they are not communists and news ‘never’ refer to them as Sunni’s. I suspect that those attacks are against Turkic peoples will they are desscribed that way. Not to say I don’t see the news stories about attacks on Shite and Cristians But individually what were the motives for attacks on them. Guess I’m saying news media presents Sunni -Shite conflict in Iraq and I suspect that’s not a truthful way of reporting what’s really going on. Is it ‘nationalities’ that are in strife with each other?

Jan 26, 2012 6:47am EST  --  Report as abuse
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