RAMADI, IRAQ (March 24, 2007) - Iraqi Police apprehended a suicide truck bomber and captured his vehicle, containing a large quantity of chlorine and explosives, when it failed to detonate in Ramadi March 23.
A white cargo truck filled with chlorine and explosive failed to detonate in Ramadi.
At approximately 1:30 p.m., a white cargo truck came to a halt near the entrance to the Jezeera police station, located about 150 meters from a water treatment plant. The police approached the truck for further investigation and detained the driver when they discovered the truck was rigged with explosives and the driver was attempting to detonate the vehicle.
Upon further investigation, the truck contained an unknown number of 55-gallon drums, which were used to camouflage five 1000-gallon barrels filled with chlorine and more than two tons of explosives.
The truck cargo area reveals containers filled with chlorine and explosives. The truck failed to detonate and was seized by Jezeera Police in Ramadi.
The driver is being held for further questioning and all explosives were removed from the truck and destroyed by demolition experts.