Iraqi police in Kirkuk province found a workshop for making car bombs, improvised explosive devices (IEDs), sticky bombs and rocket-propelled grenades in Hawija district, officials said Tuesday (February 7th).
Police said they believe the workshop was being used by members of al-Qaeda in Iraq.
Lt. Col. Salam al-Jaf, a Kirkuk police spokesperson, told Al-Shorfa the police discovered the workshop after citizens informed the police about its existence.
Police found two vehicles that were being prepared for bombings, large quantities of TNT and C-4 paste, 17 IEDs, 20 sticky bombs, wiring, and mortar shells used for striking targets at close range.
Al-Jaf said the police arrested four individuals who were inside the workshop, and the police are conducting interrogations before they are referred to the Iraqi judiciary.