July 31, 2010 / 6:28 AM / 9 years ago

FACTBOX-Security developments in Iraq, July 31

July 31 (Reuters) - Following are security developments in Iraq at 1145 GMT on Saturday.

* Denotes a new or updated item.

* KIRKUK - Gunmen in a speeding car opened fire and wounded an off-duty policeman near his house in northern Kirkuk, 250 km (155 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

* YUSUFIYA - Two roadside bombs targeting an Iraqi army patrol wounded seven soldiers and one civilians in Yusufiya, 20 km (12 miles) south of Baghdad, police said.

MOSUL - A roadside bomb targeting an Iraqi police patrol wounded five policemen and two civilians in western Mosul, 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

MOSUL - A suspected insurgent was killed when a bomb he was apparently trying to plant exploded in eastern Mosul, police said.

MOSUL - Police found the body of an unidentified man with head and chest bullet wounds in eastern Mosul, police said.

QAIYARA - Police found the body of an Iraqi soldier who had gunshot wounds in Qaiyara, 330 km (205 miles) north of Baghdad, police said. The soldier had been kidnapped a few days ago.

TARMIYA - A roadside bomb killed three civilians and wounded eight others when it exploded near a minibus in Tarmiya, 25 km (15 miles) north of Baghdad, on Friday, an Interior Ministry source said.

BAGHDAD - A roadside bomb wounded two civilians when it went off in the Baghdad’s western district of Khadra, on Friday, an Interior Ministry source said.

BAGHDAD - A mortar round wounded a civilian when it landed near a residential area in the Baghdad’s northern district of Shaab, on Friday, an Interior Ministry source said.

SHIRQAT - A bomb attached to the car of Daham Hussein, a police brigadier, killed one person and wounded four others, including Hussein, on his way to work in Shirqat, 300 km (190 miles) north of Baghdad, on Friday, police said.

KIRKUK - Gunmen snatched a Christian man working for a money exchange office in central Kirkuk, on Friday, police said.



(Compiled by Baghdad newsroom)

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