Two gunmen killed while planting explosive in Samarra

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Two gunmen were killed and a third was wounded when an improvised explosive device (IED) they were trying to plant in central Samarra exploded, Iraqi police in Salah al-Din province said Thursday (March 1st).

Salah al-Din police spokesperson Hasan al-Majmaie told Al-Shorfa a primitive IED made a metal tin detonated while the gunmen were trying to plant it on the side of a road.

He said the blast killed two gunmen instantly and wounded a third, who was then arrested and transferred to a hospital pending his interrogation by the police.

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