Iraqi forces find large cache of explosives in Baghdad
Iraqi security forces claimed they had thwarted terror attacks Tuesday when they seized a large cache of explosives during operations in Baghdad. Maj. Gen. Qassim al-Moussawi, the Iraqi capital's top military official, conveyed security forces had launched pre-emptive raids and seized 200 kilograms of TNT, 200 kilograms C4 and 250 liters of ammonia, as well as 60 explosive devices.
"The security forces were able to arrest 25 men who planned to carry out terrorist attacks in Baghdad this morning," he said, according to the AP.
Government spokesman Ali al-Dabbagh told a news conference the raids were prompted by a tip-off. "We salute the courageous citizen who gave the useful information to the security forces. I cannot reveal his name, but we salute him for contacting us," he said.