BAGHDAD, March 2 (KUNA) -- The Iraqi police on Tuesday aired confessions by
suspects in the last Ausgust 19 attack on the Foreign Ministry, which killed
and wounded hundreds.
Lt. Gen. Qassem Atta, spokesman for the Baghdad Operations Command, showed
the videotaped confessions of two suspects who said they booby-trapped the car
which blew up the Foreign Ministry.
The first suspect, Mohammed Khaled said he took part in arming the truck
used in the attack by mixing the explosives at his home west of Baghdad then
he handed over the vehicle to the suicide bomber.
Khaled said that he then fled to Nainawa where he was later arrested while
attempting another attack.
The second suspect, Abdulrahman Turky, said that he took part in arming the
tyre at the Al-Hussein suburb and added that the suicide attacker was an Iraqi
Atta said that the two suspects were linked to foreign terrorists and that
two Arabs were also arrested.
The attack, known as bloody Wednesday, killed and wounded some 700 people
and caused extensive damage to the ministry's building. (end)
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