11 security officials held in Iraq

BAGHDAD: Iraq arrested 11 senior security officers today as public anger mounted after the government admitted that negligence at checkpoints led to 95 people being killed in two massive truck bombings.

The police, army and intelligence chiefs detained are being questioned over security failings that culminated in the attacks, just minutes apart outside the ministries of finance and foreign affairs, which also left 600 wounded.

Major General Qassim Atta, spokesman for the Iraqi Army’s Baghdad operations, said regulations prohibit trucks of the sort that exploded from coming close to central Baghdad.