Three Ar­rested Over Ter­ror­ist At­tacks

The Kurdish Globe - - NEWS -

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.

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