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Iraq makes sweeping arrests over Baghdad blasts

Iraq makes sweeping arrests over Baghdad blasts

The chief Iraqi military spokesman in Baghdad has announced sweeping arrests over the attacks on government buildings in the Iraqi capital that killed 155 people.
The massive blasts at the Justice Ministry and the Baghdad Provincial Administration caused outrage among many Iraqis, who question the ability of the government to protect its people.
Maj. Gen. Qassim al-Moussawi said on Thursday that 11 army officers and 50 security officials have been taken into custody over Sunday's bombings _ the worst in Iraq in over two years.
The arrests were the first reported by officials.
Al-Moussawi did not say if those detained were suspected of involvement in the blasts or negligence in carrying out their duties of protecting Baghdad.


Updated : 2021-05-09 07:27 GMT+08:00