Friday, April 23, 2004

Car Bombing Arrests in Basra

Looks like they got some of the terrorists responsible for the car bombings in Basra, Wednesday:

    "Police arrested five Iraqis on Friday 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.


    The five confessed to working with a Syrian connected to al-Qaida who travels between Iraq and neighboring Kuwait, he said. They said they had prepared a total eight car bombs for use in Wednesday's attacks."

In related news, the Saudis have killed five more terrorists, four of whom were wanted from the November Riyadh bombing:
    "They were numbers seven, 15, 20 and 12, respectively, on the list of 26 most-wanted published in December following suicide bombings which killed 52 people at residential compounds in Riyadh in May and November 2003.

    The identity of the fifth militant was still being investigated.


    The latest shootout followed Wednesday's car bomb which killed at least five people and wounded 145 others and drew renewed pledges from authorities to crush terrorism."

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