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Iraq detains 964 wanted terrorists in a week

June 5, 2021 at 4:28 pm

Smoke rises after the Daesh carried out a bomb attack on wells in the Habbaza oil field in the Kirkuk province of Iraq on December 15, 2020 [Ali Makram Ghareeb – Anadolu Agency]

The Iraqi Interior Ministry announced on Friday the detention of 964 wanted terrorists during a series of campaigns carried out by security forces last week, Anadolu Agency reported.

The ministry confirmed that the campaign was carried out between 20 May and 3 July, issuing no additional details about the operation.

On Thursday, two people were killed and 23 others wounded in an explosion detonated near the tomb of Imam Musa Al-Kadhim, in the north of Baghdad.

Daesh has claimed responsibility for the explosion.

Recently, armed attacks have increased in the area between Kirkuk, Salahuddin and Diala.

READ: Daesh claims responsibility for Baghdad explosion