Security forces apprehend two terrorists, defuse bombs west of Baghdad

Iraqi troops arrest suspects in Baghdad

Baghdad ( – Security forces arrested on Wednesday two terrorists and dismantled a large amount of explosive charges in different parts of Baghdad, a military command said.

“Two terrorists were apprehended in Abu Gharib area west of Baghdad,” the Baghdad Operations Command said in a statement, a copy of which was obtained by Baghdad Today on Wednesday.

“The troops also seized and defused a large amount of explosive charges at al-Halabsa area in western Baghdad,” the statement read.

The Iraqi capital has seen almost daily bombings and armed attacks against security members, paramilitary troops and civilians since the Iraqi government launched a wide-scale campaign to retake Islamic State-occupied areas in 2016.

Though most of the daily bombings go without a claim of responsibility, Islamic State has declared it had been behind many.

A total of 69 civilians, excluding police personnel, were killed, while 142 others were wounded in December due to acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq, the monthly release by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) announced on Tuesday.

The worst affected province, according to UNAMI, was Baghdad with 122 civilian casualties (24 killed, 98 injured). Salahuddin ranked the second place, with 7 killed and 25 injured, then Kirkuk came third with 15 killed and 6 injured.

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