Police on Monday (September 10th) thwarted three car bomb attacks, targeting a market, a police station and a mosque, the Iraqi Interior Ministry reported.
Col. Hikmat Mahmoud al-Masari, director of media and communications at the ministry, told Al-Shorfa the police found two car bombs, near a market and a small mosque south of Baghdad.
The police dismantled one car bomb and carried out a controlled detonation of the other, without causing loss of life, al-Masari said. A special police unit dismantled the third bomb, which targeted a police station in Tikrit, the capital of Salaheddine province.
The police arrested four suspects in connection with the attempted attacks.