FACTBOX-Security developments in Iraq, August 15

by Reuters
Monday, 15 August 2011 12:53 GMT

Following are security developments in Iraq as of 1245 GMT on Monday.

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* BAGHDAD - A parked car bomb targeting a police patrol killed one passer-by and wounded nine people, including three policemen, in Baghdad's southern Ilaam district, an Interior Ministry source said.

* SAADIYA - Gunmen in a car shot dead Kurdish politician Abbas Hassan in front of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan party headquarters in the town of Saadiya, , 100 km (70 miles) northeast of Baghdad, a local police source said.

* BAGHDAD - A roadside bomb wounded five people, including three soldiers, when it went off near an Iraqi army patrol in Baghdad's west-central Utaifiya district, an Interior Ministry source said.

KUT - At least 37 people were killed and more than 68 others wounded when a roadside bomb followed by a car bomb exploded in central Kut, 150 km (95 miles) southeast of Baghdad, local police and health officials said.

KHAN BANI SAAD - At least eight people were killed and 14 wounded when a suicide car bomber attacked a municipality building in the town of Khan Bani Saad, about 30 km (20 miles) northeast of Baghdad, police sources said.

TIKRIT - At least two policemen were killed and six others wounded when two suicide bombers attacked an Iraqi counter-terrorism unit in Tikrit, 150 km (95 miles) north of Baghdad, in a failed attempt to free al Qaeda prisoners, a police official said.

NAJAF - At least six people were killed and up to 79 others wounded when two car bombs exploded near a police building in Najaf, 160 km (100 miles) south of Baghdad, health and security officials in Najaf said.

HINDIYA - A car bomb killed four people and wounded 41 others when it exploded near a police station in Hindiya, near Kerbala, 80 km (50 miles) southwest of Baghdad, Jamal Mahdi, spokesman for the health department in Kerbala, said.

AL-WAJEHIYA - A parked car bomb near a government building killed one person and wounded 13 others when it went off in the town of al-Wajehiya, northeast of Baquba, 65 km (40 miles) northeast of Baghdad, police sources said.

KIRKUK - A parked car bomb and a motorcycle bomb killed one person and wounded 12 others in central Kirkuk, 250 km (155 miles) north of Baghdad, hospital and police sources in Kirkuk said.

ISKANDARIYA - A car bomb targeting a police patrol wounded four people, including two policemen, in Iskandariya, 40 km (25 miles) south of Baghdad, a local police source said.

TAJI - A parked car bomb targeting an Iraqi army patrol killed one person and wounded five, including four soldiers, in the town of Taji, 20 km (12 miles) north of Baghdad, an Interior Ministry source said.

BAGHDAD - A bomb placed inside a mobile phone shop killed one person and wounded five others in Baghdad's southeastern Zaafaraniya district, an Interior Ministry source said.

BAQUBA - A parked motorcycle bomb targeting the convoy of Abdulla al-Hiyali, a local provincial official, wounded six people, including two of his family members, when it exploded in Baquba, 65 km (40 miles) northeast of Baghdad, police sources said.

BAGHDAD - A roadside bomb wounded three passers-by in Baghdad's western Ghazaliya district, an Interior Ministry source said.

BAGHDAD - A parked car bomb wounded five people when it exploded near a Higher Ministry official convoy in Baghdad's west-central Mansour district, an Interior Ministry source said.

BALAD - A bomb placed near a municipal council building wounded six people when it exploded in Balad, 80 km (50 miles) north of Baghdad, local police said.

MOSUL - Two bombs placed near electricity poles killed one passer-by and wounded three others when they went off in eastern Mosul, 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad, a police source in Mosul said.

MOSUL - A bomb placed inside a bag wounded a policeman when it went off in eastern Mosul, a police source said.

KANAAN - Gunmen using silenced weapons wounded Ali al-Karkhi, a local government-backed Sahwa militia leader, and one of his guards late on Sunday in Kanaan, 70 km (45 miles) northeast of Baghdad, police sources said. (Compiled by Baghdad bureau)

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