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Local National leads Task Force Baghdad Soldiers to IED

BAGHDAD, Iraq - A local national discovered a silver-tipped mortar round and led Task Force Baghdad Soldiers to the Improvised Explosive Device. The 130mm round was one of four IEDs discovered on March 16. Task Force Baghdad Soldiers also discovered one-60mm round, as well as 155mm and 120mm artillery shells. Explosive Ordnance Disposal teams detonated three of the IEDs and took the fourth to a holding area.

Task Force Baghdad Soldiers also discovered a vehicle riddled with bullets. The unit searched a nearby house, finding a wire connected to a circuit board being prepared for an IED. The unit detained one local national in the search.

During the dismounted patrol, an explosion went off in a nearby house. There were no injuries or damage to the home.

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