Iraqi authorities arrest four suspected to be behind Mosul terrorist attack

Iraqi authorities on Thursday arrested four people suspected of having carried out a terrorist attack in Mosul following the city’s recapture last year from the ISIS terrorist group.

“Four wanted individuals were arrested and charged with blowing up a market in Mosul’s eastern Al-Muthanna district in June of last year, causing deaths and injuries,” Captain Jawad Mohamed al-Makhzoumi of the National Security Service (NSS) in Nineveh province (of which Mosul is regional capital) said.

“Initial confessions made by the defendants indicate that they are in fact the culprits and that they are Daesh members,” he added.

In a related development Thursday, Iraqi authorities found the dead body of an unidentified individual in Mosul’s western Mansour district.

Source: Albawaba