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By REUTERS

Aug 12 (Reuters) – Following are security developments in Iraq at 1520 GMT on Wednesday.

* denotes a new or updated item.

* KIRKUK – Three policemen were killed and three wounded when defusing a car bomb north of Kirkuk, 250 km (155 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

MOSUL – A bomb attached to a car killed one person and wounded another in northern Mosul, 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

MOSUL – Gunmen killed an old man near his home in northeastern Mosul, north of Baghdad, police said.

MAHMUDIYA – A roadside bomb wounded three civilians when it exploded inside a bus station in Mahmudiya town, 30 km (20 miles) south of Baghdad, police said.

RAMADI – Gunmen wounded a policeman when they attacked an Iraqi police patrol east of Ramadi, 100 km (60 miles) west of Baghdad, police said.

They said police killed two gunmen in the attack.

RAMADI – A suicide car bomber targeting a police station wounded eight policemen in western Ramadi, west of Baghdad, police said.

KIRKUK – A roadside bomb targeting an Iraqi police patrol killed a policeman and wounded five in central Kirkuk, north of Baghdad, police said.

QAIYARA – Gunmen shot dead an off-duty police officer as he was leaving a funeral service in Qaiyara town, 290 km (180 miles) north of Baghdad late on Tuesday, police said.

BAAJ – Gunmen hurled a hand grenade at a house, killing the mother, her two children and wounding three other family members in Baaj town, 375 km (233 miles) northwest of Baghdad late on Tuesday, police said.

http://www.reuters.com/article/latestCrisis/idUSLC424866

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Los Angeles Times
By David Zucchino
June 11, 2009

Reporting from Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan — The accusation was damning: U.S. soldiers were said to have tossed a grenade into a crowd of Afghans in the eastern province of Kunar on Tuesday, killing two civilians and wounding five to 50 others.

American public affairs officers previously have been slow in responding. U.S. military officials here complain that Taliban leaders are often better and faster at spreading their versions of deadly events.

This time, however, public affairs officers mounted a swift and detailed information operation. Within 24 hours, a public affairs team at Bagram air base released a video showing an explosion as U.S. soldiers worked to free an American military vehicle stuck on a median in the town of Asadabad. It also provided technical details it said proved the grenade was a Russian-made version commonly used by insurgents. (more…)

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By ADAM B. ELLICK
Published: June 9, 2009

KABUL, Afghanistan — A grenade explosion killed 2 Afghan civilians and wounded 56 people in a crowded market in Kunar Province, in eastern Afghanistan on Tuesday morning, but the identity of the person who threw the grenade was in doubt. (more…)

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Written by Zeerak Fahim

In a different style attack–grenade thrown on people– in Kuner province two civilians were killed, while 52 others were injured. (more…)

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By BBC News

Eight people have been killed and dozens hurt in explosions in four towns and cities in India’s north-eastern state of Assam.

Seven people died when a bomb exploded outside a restaurant in Guwahati and another in a bomb attack on a market in the town of Dhekiajuli.

Grenade attacks in Mankachar and Udalguri caused a number of injuries.

Police told the BBC the separatist United Liberation Front of Assam (Ulfa) was responsible for the explosions.

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By AFP

QUETTA, Pakistan — A man was killed and six people were injured when unidentified attackers lobbed a hand grenade at a police patrol in remote southwestern Pakistan, police said Sunday. (more…)

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Pakistan Angry as Strike by U.S. Kills 11 Soldiers
By CARLOTTA GALL and ERIC SCHMITT

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — American air and artillery strikes killed 11 Pakistani paramilitary soldiers during a clash with insurgents on the Afghan border on Tuesday night, a development that raised concerns about the already strained American relationship with Pakistan.

The strikes underscored the often faulty communications involving American, Pakistani and Afghan forces along the border, and the ability of Taliban fighters and other insurgents to use havens in Pakistan to carry out attacks into neighboring Afghanistan. (more…)

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