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Task Force Baghdad Soldiers nab bomb suspects

Multi-National Force-Iraq

BAGHDAD , Iraq -- Task Force Baghdad Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 118th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 1st Armored Division took two terror suspects into custody June 14 and seized bomb making materials.

The Soldiers were conducting a patrol in northwest Baghdad when Company D commander, Capt. Bill Tuttle, saw a suspicious van parked on the overpass of a major highway.

“The Soldiers pursued and cordoned off the vehicle. When the patrol approached the vehicle, one of the suspects dropped a video camera,” said Capt. Ted Scott, intelligence officer for 1-118 Field Artillery.

The Soldiers detained two men and searched the vans. Inside the vehicle they found wire, blasting caps, crimping tools, electrical appliance parts, bomb making material and a video camera with tapes. The tapes showed terrorists planting roadside bombs.

When the Soldiers questioned the two suspects, one admitted he was paid $100 per planted bomb. The other confessed to being paid to film bombing attacks.

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Bomb making material

BAGHDAD , Iraq -- Bomb making materials found in two vans parked on an overpass in northwest Baghdad . Two suspects, one who admitted emplacing bombs and another working as a video cameraman, were taken into custody. (photo courtesy of U.S. Army)

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FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONCERNING THIS RELEASE, CONTACT THE TASK FORCE BAGHDAD PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICE AT TASKFORCEBAGHDADPAO@ID3.ARMY.MIL.

 



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