Factbox - Security developments in Iraq, 25 Mar 2009

March 25 (Reuters) - Following are security developments in Iraq at 1230 GMT on Wednesday.

MOSUL - Three boys were killed and another wounded when a roadside bomb exploded near a U.S. military patrol in northern Mosul, 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

BAASHIQA - Police said they found the body of a man shot dead in the town of Baashiqa, 30 km (20 miles) east of Mosul.

MOSUL - Gunmen killed a policeman on Tuesday in central Mosul, police said.

KIRKUK - Gunmen shot dead a civilian on Tuesday in central Kirkuk, 255 km (155 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

(Editing by Jon Boyle)


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