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Factbox - Security developments in Iraq, 29 Oct 2008

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Oct 29 (Reuters) - Following are security developments in Iraq at 1230 GMT on Wednesday.

MOSUL - A parked car bomb near a police patrol killed one policeman and wounded six others in southern Mosul, 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

BAGHDAD - A roadside bomb wounded four Education Ministry employees when it struck their minibus in northeastern Baghdad's Ur district, police said.

MOSUL - Three soldiers on a foot patrol were seriously wounded by a bomb in western Mosul, north of Baghdad, police said.

RAMADI - A roadside bomb killed one civilian and wounded another in Ramadi, 100 km (60 miles) west of Baghdad, police Major Alaa al-Dulaimi said.

BAQUBA - A roadside bomb killed a 4-year old girl and wounded eight other civilians including women and children at a market in central Baquba, 65 km (40 miles) northeast of Baghdad, police said.

KIRKUK - A sticky bomb -- designed to be easily attachable to targets by magnets or other means -- that had been fixed to a police vehicle wounded two policemen in central Kirkuk, 250 km (155 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

MOSUL - A sniper shot dead an Iraqi soldier in western Mosul, police said.

MOSUL - A roadside bomb wounded three policemen when it struck their patrol in southeastern Mosul, police said.

MOSUL - Gunmen wounded an Iraqi policeman in a drive-by shooting in western Mosul, police said.

RAMADI - Iraqi police captured 12 militants smuggling roadside and sticky bombs into the city of Ramadi, 100 km (60 miles) west of Baghdad, police Colonel Ahmed Hameed al-Sharqi of Anbar province police said.

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