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Factbox - Security developments in Iraq, 13 Dec 2009

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Dec 13 (Reuters) - Following are security developments in Iraq at 1445 GMT on Sunday.

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FALLUJA - A parked car laden with explosives blew up near the home of Saad al-Shimery, a tribal council leader, wounding him, two of his children, two guards and 12 others in the city of Falluja, 50 km (35 miles) west of Baghdad, police said.

BAGHDAD - Multiple rockets or mortars struck the heavily fortified Green Zone late on Saturday, the U.S. military said.

* MOSUL - A car packed with bombs exploded near an Iraqi army recruiting centre, killing two recruits and wounding 18 people in east Mosul, 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

BAGHDAD - Gunmen in a car killed an off-duty police officer in the Shalchiya district in central Baghdad on Saturday, police reported.

TIKRIT - A roadside bomb wounded one security guard on Saturday in the city of Tikrit, 150 km (95 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

(Compiled by the Baghdad newsroom)

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