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Task Force Liberty Soldiers stop VBIED

TIKRIT, Iraq – Task Force Liberty Soldiers chased and stopped a vehicle loaded with artillery rounds and wired as a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device outside a Coalition Forces base in Tikrit at about 8 a.m. May 7.
Security personnel on the base identified the vehicle as a potential VBIED when it repeatedly drove past Coalition checkpoints. A quick reaction force from 3rd Battalion, 133rd Field Artillery Regiment, with support from Iraqi police, pursued the vehicle and trapped it in an alley.
The driver fled the vehicle and escaped. Task Force Liberty explosive ordnance disposal personnel detonated the vehicle where the driver left it.
No Task Force Liberty Soldiers or Iraqi police were injured in the incident.

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