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Iraqi Police Arrest Seven Terrorism Suspects

American Forces Press Service

BAGHDAD, Oct. 20, 2009 – Iraqi police, aided by U.S. advisors, arrested seven suspected terrorists today in northern Iraq, military officials reported.

Iraqi police, with U.S. advisors, arrested two suspects near Wajihijah, northeast of Baghdad, during an operation targeting a suspect believed to be associated with key members of al-Qaida in Iraq and the Islamic State of Iraq terrorist group. The security team arrested the suspects based on evidence found at the scene.

In a separate operation near Bayji, southwest of Kirkuk, Iraqi police and U.S. advisors searched a building for a member of a vehicle-bomb network suspected of operating in Salahuddin and Kirkuk provinces. The security team questioned and arrested two suspicious people believed to be a threat to the local community.

Elsewhere, the Iraqi 3rd Emergency Response Unit, with U.S. advisors, searched two buildings for a Kirkuk vehicle-bomb network member near Hawijah, southwest of Kirkuk. The security team questioned and arrested three people suspected of participating in criminal activity.

(From a Multinational Force Iraq news release.)

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