FACTBOX-Security developments in Iraq, Oct 3

by Reuters
Sunday, 3 October 2010 01:11 GMT

Oct 3 (Reuters) - Following are security developments in Iraq as of 1300 GMT on Sunday.

* denotes new or updated items

* TAL AFAR - A car bomb went off and wounded three policemen as they approached the device in a car on a mission to dismantle it in the town of Tal Afar, 420 km (260 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

* BAGHDAD - A sticky bomb attached to a car wounded three people in the Karrada district of central Baghdad, an interior ministry source said.

* MUQDADIYA - Gunmen attacked several houses and abducted five men in the town of Muqdadiya, 80 km (50 miles) northeast of Baghdad, a police source said.

BAGHDAD - A sticky bomb attached to a car exploded in Baghdad's western Jamiaa district, wounding the driver, a government employee in the ministry of agriculture, an interior ministry source said.

FALLUJA - Gunmen using silenced weapons drove by a police checkpoint and opened fire, killing one policeman and wounding another in the city of Falluja, 50 km (35 miles) west of Baghdad, a source in the city's police headquarters said.

MOSUL - Gunmen attacked the house of a shepherd and killed him in a village north of the city of Mosul, 240 miles (390 km) north of Baghdad, a police source said.

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