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Iraqi forces arrest 20 wanted individuals in Diyala

BAGHDAD, May 9 (KUNA) -- Twenty individuals wanted by the Iraqi authorities were arrested in the ongoing operation in Diyala, northeast of Baghdad, said the Iraqi Defense Ministry on Saturday.
In a statement, the ministry said it arrested 20 wanted individuals in a search operation in different areas of the province of Diyala, adding that the Iraqi troops were able to dismantle a booby-trapped bike and uncover a weapons cache.
The Iraqi forces had launched an operation targeting Al-Qaeda operatives and cells supporting the former Baath Party in Diyala on May 1. (end) ahh.ema KUNA 091317 May 09NNNN