Iraqi security forces have seized two Grad missiles from a truck 30 kilometres west of Mosul, the Iraqi police in Ninawa province said Saturday (May 11th).
"A police force intercepted a large Daewoo truck carrying two Grad missiles and a locally-made missile launch-pad," Ninawa police spokesman Col. Khalid al-Hamdani said.
Police arrested three people on board the truck and found one pistol and a GPS device in their possession, he said.
The gunmen, who were taken to a security detention facility, are believed to be affiliated with al-Qaeda, according to al-Hamdani.
They are currently under investigation, and the truck was towed to a nearby military base where the two missiles will be destroyed, he said.