Al-Qaeda gunman killed while trying to plant IED west of Baghdad

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An Iraqi military spokesperson said Saturday (September 15th) that an al-Qaeda gunman was killed and another was arrested while trying to plant an improvised explosive device (IED) near a popular café west of Baghdad.

"Civilians informed the security forces early this morning about the presence of gunmen trying to plant an IED near a café," Maj. Yasin al-Falahi, spokesperson for the Iraqi army's sixth division, told Al-Shorfa.

"When an army force went to the location, clashes broke out and a gunman was killed, another was wounded, while a third fled," he added. "Security forces are now conducting intensive searches for [the latter]."

He said that an army's engineering team managed to defuse the IED.

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