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Improvised explosive device found and destroyed


FORWARD OPERATING BASE KALSU, Iraq
- Soldiers of the 155th Brigade Combat Team, attached to the I Marine Expeditionary Force, responded to a report of a possible improvised explosive device north of Forward Operating Base Kalsu March 14.

The Soldiers located the IED and explosive ordnance disposal personnel destroyed it in place.

Local civilians at the scene provided Soldiers with information about the possible IED makers responsible for the device. A hasty cordon and search was performed on two houses near the site.

Numerous documents and possible IED making materials were seized as a result. They were taken back to FOB Kalsu to be evaluated. Five people were detained and transported to be questioned about the incident.


FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT THE 1 MARINE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICE AT GILBERTLL@IMEFDM.USMC.MIL


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