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Task Force Baghdad Soldiers uncover cache

BAGHDAD, Iraq - Task Force Baghdad Soldiers found a weapons cache in 55 gallon drums buried near a septic tank on March 25 in west Baghdad. Inside the drums were four rocket launchers, 18 rockets, three rocket propelled grenade launchers, 22 rocket propelled grenades, and ten hand grenades. The Soldiers also found six AK-47 rifle magazines, ammunition, spools of wire, one five pound bag of gunpowder, one bag of bomb making material, two hundred blasting caps and night vision goggles. An explosive ordinance disposal team safely detonated the weapons cache.
Later in the day, Task Force Baghdad Soldiers discovered another weapons cache in west Baghdad. The Soldiers found five rocket propelled grenades, three hundred 30 caliber rounds, a detonation cord cut in one foot long pieces and 20 metal ball bearings in plastic bottles. Five local nationals in the vicinity were taken into custody for questioning.

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