Suspect arrested, 3 IEDs defused in Diala

DIALA / Multi-National Force (MNF) troops on Friday detained a suspect and defused three improvised explosive devices in the district of al-Saadiya, northern Diala, a security source in the province said. “MNF soldiers, received tip-offs from citizens, arrested a suspected gunman in the village of Qorat Taba, central Saadiya, (30 km) south of Khanaqin,” the source told Iraqi News. Khanaqin, one of the districts subject to dispute between the central government in Baghdad and the semi-autonomous Kurdistan Regional Government Kurdistan RegionG), lies 155 km northeast of Baaquba. “The MNF soldiers also managed to dismantle three IEDs without incident,” the source added. Baaquba, the capital city of Diala province, lies 57 km northeast of Baghdad. AmR (P) 1

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