February 17, 2009 / 11:23 AM / in 10 years

FACTBOX-Security developments in Iraq, Feb 17

Feb 17 (Reuters) - Following are security developments in Iraq at 1600 GMT on Tuesday.

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* TIKRIT - Major-General Salahuddin Rasheed, commander of an Iraqi military division, was lightly wounded when a roadside bomb struck his convoy just south of Tikrit, 150 km (95 miles) north of Baghdad, said Mohammed Anwar, a police captain in Tikrit. Five of the officer’s bodyguards were also wounded.

BAQUBA - Two successive roadside bombs killed two civilians and wounded another 10, including six policemen, in central Baquba, 65 km (40 miles) northeast of Baghdad, police said.

The first bomb targeted a roadside food stand where police were eating. The second exploded as fellow police rushed to the scene.

BAGHDAD - A roadside bomb wounded a member of a U.S.-backed neighbourhood patrol in Baghdad’s northern district of Adhamiya, police said.

MOSUL - Gunmen killed one person on Monday in a drive-by shooting in western Mosul, 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.



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