Iraq arrests 12 over deadly Baghdad church siege

Iraq’s interior minister says a group of 12 insurgents suspected to be behind the deadly church siege a month ago has been arrested.

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Published: Sat 27 Nov 2010, 4:49 PM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 8:19 AM

Interior Minister Jawad Bolani says the arrests are a blow to the Al Qaeda network in Iraq.

He told The Associated Press on Saturday that the arrests took place in recent days.

Insurgents took about 120 people hostage in a Baghdad church in October. The deadly siege ended with 68 people dead in an attack that shocked many of Iraq’s already-hardened citizens.

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