Suspected Ansar al-Sunna members arrested near Kirkuk

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Kirkuk provincial police announced Tuesday (December 11th) it arrested three suspected Ansar al-Sunna gunmen.

"A security force surrounded the three gunmen as they tried to plant four improvised explosive devices (IEDs) on the main Hawijah-Riyadh road, south of the city of Kirkuk, and managed to arrest them without any resistance, and also to disarm the four IEDs," police spokesperson Col. Salam al-Jaf told Al-Shorfa.

"The gunmen confessed to belonging to Ansar al-Sunna and to attempting to assassinate a prominent local official who was supposed to pass on that road Tuesday morning," he added.

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