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5 Iraqis Arrested in Basra Car Bombings

Police on Friday arrested five Iraqis believed linked to al-Qaida and suspected in this week’s suicide bombings in Basra, and the men led police to a stash of 20 tons of explosives, a police intelligence chief said. Two of the men were caught in a truck carrying 3.5 tons of TNT, and the other three were captured in a house where another ton of explosives, along with mortar shells and rockets were found, said Col. Khalaf al-Badran, head of police intelligence in Basra. The men led police to a second house where police found 20 tons of explosives, TNT, mortar shells, rockets and artillery shells, al-Badran said. Full Story

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