Army forces this week captured 15 members of a cell specialised in making bombs and rigging them to cars in Baghdad, the Iraqi army ground forces command said Thursday (January 31st).
In an operation carried out Wednesday and Thursday in different areas of Baghdad, army forces arrested members of the al-Qaeda-affiliated cell, said Lt. Gen. Ali Ghaidan, commander of the army's ground forces.
Five members of the cell, which was using "three residential houses as headquarters", are wanted by the judiciary in al-Dora, al-Zaafaraniya and al-Ghazaliya, he told Al-Shorfa.
The army seized two car rigged with bombs in the operation, along with "explosives, weapons and special equipment used in booby-trapping cars", disarming the bombs and destroying the explosives, he said.
The army forces handed the gunmen over to a police security detention facility, he said.