Three suspected al-Qaeda members were arrested in a raid on a building in central Mosul, Ninawa military command said Thursday (March 1st).
"An Iraqi army force, supported by police, raided the industrial district in central Mosul after receiving information about terrorist activities there," Ninawa military command spokesperson Lt. Col. Abdul Rahim al-Atwani told Al-Shorfa.
The Iraqi army and police forces found three wanted gunmen "with a car bomb set for detonation in their possession," he said.
Al-Atwani confirmed that the car bomb was dismantled by a specialized technical unit and that the three detainees were transferred to a temporary detention facility pending their referral to the Iraqi judiciary.
"One of the detainees armed car and motorcycle bombs in the province," he said.