2 local officials arrested in Wassit.
"Quick Response forces managed on the wee small hours of Thursday morning (April 15) to arrest Haydar Hassan, chairman of al-Suweira municipality council, and his deputy Mohammad Maseer in north of Kut," the source told Aswat al-Iraq news agency.
"The two are suspected of having links to terrorist groups," he explained.
Kut, the capital of Wassit, lies 180 km southeast of Baghdad.
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