Iraqi security forces detained the chief bomb specialist of the terrorist group Daesh,* who was allegedly involved in manufacturing of improvised explosive devices in Iraq's eastern province of Diyala, the Alsumaria News TV network reported on Thursday.
According to the broadcaster, the field commander Abu Yasin has been arrested, along with five of his accomplices in the city of Khanaqin near the Iranian border.
Yasin is accused of making improvised explosive devices and arranging terrorist attacks in the province of Diyala, which resulted in multiple civilian casualties.
In February, Iraqi security forces arrested several Daesh members and found their warehouse, stocked with bombs, mortars and suicide belts, in the Iraqi province of Nineveh.
In 2017, Iraqi forces regained control over Mosul; this was followed in November by the liberation of the town of Rawa, the last Daesh stronghold in the country, after which the Iraqi Army's victory over the terrorist group was declared.
*Daesh (also known as ISIS/ISIL/Islamic State) is a terrorist group banned in Russia.