Saturday, March 31, 2007

Iraqi Gov't: 212 suspected militants arrested in past 48 hours

Iraqi National Police arrest a 'suspected militant' during a joint patrol with US soldiers from Baker Company 2-12 Infantry Battalion in the Dora neighbourhood of southern Baghdad today

Baghdad, March 31, (VOI) – 212 suspected militants were arrested by Iraqi security forces in several areas in Baghdad, during the past 48 hours, under the Baghdad law-imposing plan, the Baghdad operations command said on Saturday.

"Security forces arrested 212 suspected militants in various parts of the capital over the past 48 hours," the Baghdad operations command said in a statement received by the independent news agency Voices of Iraq (VOI).

The statement added further, "one captive was freed while 11 explosive devices were defused in different parts of Baghdad."

12 Iraqi security personnel were killed and 19 others were wounded in a combat mission, the statement also noted.

From VOI

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