The Iraqi federal police on Friday (February 1st) arrested a gunman in a security operation in western Baghdad, the Iraqi Interior Ministry said.
The force raided a residential building in al-Ameriya based on intelligence information, and arrested Khamees Ali, a suspected "prominent al-Qaeda leader in Baghdad", ministry spokesman Col. Saad Maan told Al-Shorfa.
The gunman "is wanted by the Iraqi judiciary in connection with many terrorist attacks in and around the capital", he said.
The police found an explosives vest, a number of hand grenades, two improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and a silencer-equipped pistol in Ali's possession, Maan said.
The police also arrested another suspect, who is now under interrogation, he said.