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Car Bomber Stopped by Iraqi Army Troops

Baghdad, Iraq
- Iraqi Army troops stopped a car speeding toward their checkpoint at 4 p.m. on Jan. 27 in western Baghdad with small arms fire, wounding the driver. After a quick look into the vehicle, an explosive ordnance team was called.

The car was loaded down with artillery rounds and several plunger switches.
A Task Force Baghdad EOD team found 12 artillery rounds of various calibers and three plunger switches.

The driver of the vehicle was evacuated for medical treatment and remains in custody for further questioning.

Release #050127i

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