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FACTBOX - Security developments in Iraq, Dec 27

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Dec 27 (Reuters) - Following are security developments in Iraq at 1020 GMT on Sunday.

BAGHDAD - A bomb attached to a minibus killed one civilian and wounded four in the Mansour district of central Baghdad, police said.

KIRKUK - Gunmen in a car shot dead a member of a local pro- government militia outside his house, southwest of Kirkuk, 250 km (155 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

TUZ KHURMATO - A roadside bomb killed four pilgrims and wounded 28 others taking part in the Shi'ite Muslim religious festival of Ashura in Tuz Khurmato, 170 km (105 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

KIRKUK - U.S. forces killed one man, wounded another and captured a third after they were seen digging and placing an "unknown object" in a roadside north of Kirkuk on Friday night, the U.S. military said in a statement. U.S. soldiers later found two roadside bombs where the men had been digging.

KIRKUK - A roadside bomb targeting an Iraqi police patrol wounded four policemen in southern Kirkuk, a hospital source said.

KIRKUK - A bomb stuck to a policeman's car wounded him in central Kirkuk, police said.

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