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ISIS rockets, explosives found near Tikrit

Five rockets set for launch and a large quantity of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and explosives belonging to the "Islamic State of Iraq and Syria" (ISIS) were found at an underground cache near Tikrit, the Iraqi Interior Ministry said Wednesday (April 10th).

"Security forces carried out a large-scale search operation in a number of villages and rural areas in Salaheddine province and discovered an underground cache near Tikrit," ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Saad Maan told Diyaruna.

The cache contained five rockets, about 50 IEDs and a large quantity of explosives and material used in making explosives, he said.

"The forces removed the cache contents to a remote area outside Tikrit and destroyed them," he added.

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