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Six Explosive Devices Discovered by Task Force Baghdad Troops

Baghdad, Iraq
- Three Task Force Baghdad patrols uncovered six improvised explosive devices in the Iraqi capital Jan. 26, helping to secure the city's streets.

"We've been very successful finding and destroying improvised explosive devices in Baghdad, limiting the insurgent's ability to kill or injure innocent Iraqis," said Maj. Philip Smith, a spokesman for the 1st Cavalry Division and Task Force Baghdad.

The first device was located at 5 a.m. by a patrol in northern Baghdad. Members 39th Brigade Combat Team found four gas cans daisy-chained together with a timing device.

At approximately 7:45 a.m., Soldiers from the 10th Mountain Division discovered four IEDs in western Baghdad. After uncovering the first device, Soldiers secured the area and found three more in the vicinity.

In eastern Baghdad, a patrol from the 1st Cavalry Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team found a 155-millimeter artillery round with wires protruding from it.

Explosive ordnance disposal teams were called in to each IED site, to safely remove or destroy the munitions uncovered.

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