Egyptian national arrested

Basra police close case of dismembered bodies discovered across Basra

BASRA — Authorities in Basra claim to have solved the case of dismembered bodies discovered across the governorate, identifying the victims as four Egyptian laborers and apprehending a fellow national responsible for the killings.

The Ministry of Interior disclosed that Basra police initially found parts of dismembered bodies in garbage dumps within the Al-Tuwaysa and Al-Naft districts. “Supported by intelligence, the police initiated a comprehensive investigation, uncovering critical evidence including blood-stained clothing, a hammer, a knife, and strands of hair,” the ministry stated.

Further inquiries led to the discovery that four Egyptians, reported missing by the consulate in Basra and employed at local construction sites, were the victims. The breakthrough in the case came when police in Baghdad arrested the suspect, also Egyptian, who confessed to the murders and subsequent dismemberment of the bodies.

“The suspect has provided a full confession, and all pertinent evidence has been secured,” the ministry added.

The motive for the crime remains undisclosed.

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