Sami Mohammed al-Jafi, known as Abu Omar al-Kurdi, is accused of being behind around 32 car bombings since the US-led invasion of Iraq, it said.
Kurdi has been in Iraqi custody for over a month, but his capture was announced just a week before Iraq's landmark elections in which Prime Minister Iyad Allawi is running on a list that promises to bring security to beleaguered Iraqis.
"Kurdi has confessed to some 75 per cent of the car bombs that were used for attacks in Baghdad since March 2003 and to making the explosives used in the attack on the Jordanian embassy in August 2003," spokesman Thair al-Naqib said.
"Kurdi also confirmed he was responsible for some of the bloody attacks on the police."
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