The Iraqi army on Saturday (November 10th) blew up an explosives depot used by al-Qaeda, west of Baghdad, the Iraqi Defence Ministry said.
"A military force found on Saturday morning an underground explosives depot containing about 1,000 kilogrammes of explosives, improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and anti-tank landmines in Abu Ghraib, 30 kilometres west of the capital Baghdad," defence ministry spokesperson Col. Dhia al-Wakeel told Al-Shorfa.
Al-Qaeda used the depot to carry out "its terrorist operations in and around Baghdad", he added.
Security forces blew up the depot after securing the area because it would have been dangerous to transfer its contents to another place, as the depot was located among residential neighbourhoods, according to al-Wakeel.
The army also arrested two suspects they found near the depot when they arrived, he said.