Gunmen arrested at Mosul checkpoint

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Iraqi security forces on Thursday (January 10th) arrested three gunmen attempting to pass through a Mosul checkpoint in a booby-trapped car, the Interior Ministry said.

Ministry spokesman Col. Saad Maan told Al-Shorfa the gunmen were trying to drive from al-Intisar neighbourhood in eastern Mosul to the neighbourhood of al-Shorta, where many security personnel live.

"The car was loaded with about 200 kilogrammes of dangerous explosives," he said, adding that security forces disarmed the car.

Authorities transferred the gunmen, who confessed to belonging to al-Qaeda, to a temporary security detention facility pending their referral to the judiciary, Maan said.

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