August 29, 2010 / 1:28 PM / 10 years ago

FACTBOX-Security developments in Iraq, Aug 29

Aug 29 (Reuters) - Following are security developments in Iraq at 2000 GMT on Sunday.

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* KIRKUK - Two children were killed when a bomb went off as they were playing in Riyadh, a town to the southwest of Kirkuk, 250 km (155 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

* GARMA - Two people were killed when a bomb in their car went off in the town of Garma, 30 km (20 miles) west of Baghdad, police said. Police said they believed the car had been equipped for a suicde mission. ABU GHRAIB - Gunmen opened fire at a checkpoint manned by Iraqi army and police, killing one soldier and wounding three other people, including one policeman, in Abu Ghraib on the western outskirts of Baghdad, police said.

MOSUL - Gunmen threw three hand grenades and blew up a wooden cart as a police patrol was passing by, wounding 10 people, including one policeman, in central Mosul, 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

MOSUL - One insurgent was killed as he was trying to plant a bomb in a small town west of Mosul, police said.

FALLUJA - A roadside bomb wounded three policemen when it went off near their police patrol in the city of Falluja, 50 km (30 miles) west of Baghdad, police said.

BAGHDAD - Hussein Salman, the deputy head of the Shi’ite Endowment, was unharmed when a sticky bomb attached to his car went off in Baghdad’s northwestern district of Kadhimiya, an Interior Ministry source said.

(Compiled by Baghdad newsroom)



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