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14 terrorists arrested, Iraqi's turn in bomb-makers

BAGHDAD , Iraq -- At a forward operating base in southern Baghdad , two masked terrorists fired at a U.S. soldier manning a gate, then fled in a vehicle. Ground patrol units and a Scout Weapons Team consisting of AH-64 attack helicopters pursued the vehicle.

The helicopter observed the terrorists exit the vehicle and enter a building.

Once the ground patrol arrived and entered the house, they emerged with 12 terrorists in custody. All 12 are currently being held for questioning.

South of Baghdad, local Iraqis tipped off Task Force Baghdad Soldiers about a possible weapons cache. Upon searching the house, an ammunition cache was discovered and two residents were found with explosive material. They have been held for further questioning.

In south Baghdad , a 155mm round was located on the side of a highway. After clearing the area, the device was detonated harmlessly.

U.S. forces also located and disarmed three improvised explosive devices in western Baghdad at one potential bomb site, two 155mm rounds at another, and a bomb of unknown ordnance at a fourth site.


Text for release and opsec review provided by the 3rd Infantry Division Public Affairs Office. For contact 3 ID PAO TaskForceBaghdadPAO@id3.army.mil or call 914-822-8174.


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