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Two IEDs uncovered by Task Force Baghdad Soldiers

Baghdad, Iraq
-- Task Force Baghdad Soldiers uncovered two improvised explosive devices (IED) Jan.18, one in eastern Baghdad and another on the west side.

The first IED was found at approximately 12:45 p.m. on the western side of the Iraqi capital. Soldiers discovered three 122 mm rounds emplaced to detonate. An explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) team was called, and conducted a controlled detonation to destroy the device.

At approximately 4 p.m., a second IED was found in eastern Baghdad. A Task Force Baghdad patrol discovered four 155 mm rounds wired to detonate in a series. After further investigation, six more rounds were discovered in the area, ranging from 105 mm to 122 mm in size.

An EOD team disposed of the munitions.

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