Islamic State suspects arrested for TV attack

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Erbil (Iraq), June 28 (IANS/AKI) Police arrested two alleged members of the Islamic State over a grenade attack in the Iraqi city of Erbil against local broadcaster Rudaw, the network said Tuesday.

Security forces from Iraq’s Kurdistan region arrested the IS suspects on Monday night at an undisclosed location, Rudaw said, quoting the interior ministry.

It said it had not released the information immediately due an ongoing probe of Saturday’s grenade attack.

The suspects claimed they carried out the attack on IS orders. IS earlier claimed responsibility for the attack on Twitter accounts it uses for propaganda purposes.

Two Rudaw staff members were among five people injured in the attack when a grenade was hurled from a car as it drove by the TV station around midnight on Saturday.

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