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CAMP ECHO, DIWANIYAH, Iraq – On May 2, Operation BLAST-2 was completed. BLAST-2, conducted by Soldiers from 1st Battle Combat Team, occurred about 60 kilometers west of Diwaniyah City.

The action was aimed at those who produce improvised explosive devices.

As a result, two people, who are suspected of anti-coalition forces activities, were detained. Moreover, devices that could be used as booby traps were confiscated.

During the action nobody was wounded.

For more information, please contact the Public Information Office of Multi-National Division Central-South, at Thuraya 00 873 762 197 788 or e-mail or visit their Web site at

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