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FACTBOX-Security developments in Iraq

(Reuters) - Following are security developments in Iraq at 1730 GMT (6:30 p.m. British time) on Monday.

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* MOSUL - A suicide car bomber killed two private security contractors serving as bodyguards to members of the Kurdish Democratic Party in an attack on their convoy in Mosul, 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad, the U.S. military said in a statement. The nationalities of the contractors were not revealed. The blast also wounded eight civilians nearby.

MOSUL - Gunmen killed two people when they opened fire on their vehicle in southeastern Mosul, police said.

MOSUL - Gunmen killed two brothers and their cousin in a drive-by shooting in northern Mosul on Sunday, police said.

BAGHDAD - A parked car bomb killed one person and wounded four others on Sunday in Alawi district, central Baghdad, police said.

MOSUL - One body was found with gunshot wounds to the head in western Mosul, police said.

FALLUJA - Five people were wounded by two roadside bombs exploding within minutes of each other on different streets in central Falluja, 50 km (30 miles) west of Baghdad, police said.

Compiled by Aws Qusay and Tim Cocks

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