Iraqi security forces arrest mastermind of Ramadi car bomb attack

Firemen stand near a blast site in the Iraqi capital Baghdad

Baghdad ( – Iraqi authorities announced on Tuesday that the mastermind of a recent car bomb blast which took place near a restaurant in Ramadi city was arrested.

“The Homeland Security Apparatus in Anbar governorate arrested the criminal, who carried out the Ramadi explosion four days ago,” Kurdistan 24 quoted the Iraqi Security Media Center as saying.

A booby-trapped vehicle had gone off near a restaurant in Ramadi city on Friday, causing material damage. The explosion left no casualties.

Violence in the country has surged further with the emergence of Islamic State extremist militants who proclaimed an “Islamic Caliphate” in Iraq and Syria in 2014.

The surge in violence between armed groups and government forces has resulted in over five million internally displaced persons across Iraq and left more than 11 million in need of humanitarian assistance, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.


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