Three Arrested Over Terrorist Attacks
It is common knowledge that there have been terrorist bombings and attacks across Kurdistan over the last couple of weeks. Fortunately, the attacks have now ceased, although the terrorists involved had yet to be captured by the police.
However, three men allegedly involved in the terrorist attack in Erbil have now been arrested and confined. «We were able to arrest... terrorists who are directly linked to the terrorist operation that targeted Erbil,» Masrour Barzani told the Press in Erbil.
The three men alleged to have been involved in the September 29 attack that resulted in the death of seven people and left at least sixty others injured are from the northern city of Mosul. Their names: Hashem Saleh Mohammed, Mohammed Khalil Qaddush, and Samir Bakr Yunis.
According to the chief of the Asayesh security forces, Tareq Nuri, the men brought two cars rigged with explosives from Kirkuk to Mosul. The same three alleged terrorists also provided three other suicide bombers with weapons and explosives, causing still more devastation.
Thankfully, Messrs Mohammed, Quaddush and Younis are now confined behind bars, though that does not mean the problems they have stirred up in Kurdistan have gone away.
Security has become tighter than usual as a result of the recent attacks, and traffic jams have increased drastically. While this may be aggravating in the short term, it will most probably achieve its desired result: improved security. Still, this reporter thinks that what this country needs is not a heightened sense of false security, but rather a swift and subtle iron fist.
Overall, the measures have left us panicking rather than feeling safe, and the feelings of resentment are starting to flare at the edges. Let us hope they don’t turn into a burning inferno that could eventually consume Kurdistan.