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FACTBOX: Security developments in Iraq, Feb 23

(Reuters) - Following are security developments in Iraq at 6:30 a.m. EST on Saturday.

NEAR FALLUJA - A tribal leader was killed and a policeman injured when militants, including a suicide bomber, attacked a base used by concerned local citizens -- groups formed by Sunni tribal leaders to fight al Qaeda, police said. The attack took place on Saturday in a village near Falluja in Anbar province.

BAGHDAD - A barrage of mortar bombs or rockets hit Baghdad’s heavily protected Green Zone, home to the U.S. embassy and the Iraqi government. The U.S. embassy refused to say whether there had been any casualties or damage.

BAIJI - A roadside bomb planted outside the house of Nuri Khalil, a municipal council member, killed his wife and wounded his son in Baiji, 180 km (112 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

BAGHDAD - Two bodies were found in different districts in Baghdad on Friday, police said.

BAGHDAD - A car bomb blew up in Baghdad’s central Karrada district on Friday, killing three people and wounding seven others, police said.

NINEVEH PROVINCE - The Iraqi army and police killed three gunmen and arrested two others on Friday when they raided a town near the Syrian border in, northwestern Iraq, the spokesman for Nineveh operations, Brigadier-General Khalid Abdul-Sattar, said.