Senior Sunni Insurgent Captured in Iraq

The Iraqi military says a senior insurgent commander accused of several bombings and assassinations has been captured in Baghdad.

Brig. Gen. Qassim al-Moussawi says Thair Khadim Abid Salman al-Samarraie has confessed to being the military commander of the Sunni insurgent group Ansar al-Sunnah.

The spokesman said Sunday the suspect was arrested on Dec. 18.

The suspect is accused of supervising a triple car bombing this summer in Baghdad's Shiite neighborhood of Hurriyah that killed dozens.

The spokesman told reporters that al-Samarraie has been linked to Iraqi political figures and to neighboring countries. He declined to elaborate further.