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Mass Arrests of Jews in Bagdad; Authorities Say They Discovered Explosives in Synagogue

The Associated Press reports today from Bagdad that for the second day Jews are being arrested there following the discovery by the local authorities of arms and explosives in a synagogue. The report says that Iraqi military sources estimate that the explosives discovered were enough to dynamite all Baghdad.

This was the latest discovery reported by police, who said yesterday they found a large store of machine guns, bombs and ammunition in the former home of a prominent Jew, the report from Baghdad stated. In addition, police said they dug more explosives out of houses today and made arrests, including two women. Police said the ammunition was stored by the “Baghdad Zionist Society,” which was described as a branch of the World Zionist Organization.