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Baghdad weapons cache seized

Multi-National Force-Iraq

BAGHDAD , Iraq – On June 17, Multi-National Forces in the Baghdad area conducted operations to capture a reported bomber who worked for the Zarqawi, Al-Qaida terrorist network in Iraq . Though the individual in question fled prior to the forces raiding the home, they did seize a substantial weapons cache.

Weapons and extremist items found at the home included: two S5K launchers; two S5K modified rounds; five rocket propelled grenades and seven RPG launchers; five PG-7 rounds; four PG-7m rounds; 16 PG-7 propellant charges; 11 AK-47s; more than 50 ammunition magazines; 5,000 rounds of AK-47 ammunition; three RPK machine guns and 5,500 rounds of RPK ammunition; six RGD-5 grenades, and nine AK magazine vests. Most of the weapons were found packed into four large bags. Twelve terrorist “masks” and various extremist materials were also found at the home.

Additionally, Multi-National Forces found a variety of bomb making materials and explosives in the home. There was one large improvised explosive device ready to be employed. There was also a variety of remote controlled bomb initiation devices found to include: fifteen walkie-talkies; five cordless telephones; and various circuit boards, resistors, transistors and batteries. A video camera was also found, which officials believe, was used to film attacks.

Two suspected terrorists were found at the location and both engaged Multi-National Forces with small arms fire. Multi-National Forces returned the fire, killing one and wounding the other. The wounded suspect was taken into custody by Multi-National Forces and his wounds were treated. He is currently being held and questioned by Multi-National Forces.

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BAGHDAD , Iraq – Baghdad weapons cache. Picture A: Various IED initiation devices and supplies

BAGHDAD , Iraq – Baghdad weapons cache. Picture B: Walkie talkie IED initiation device.

BAGHDAD , Iraq – Baghdad weapons cache. Picture C: Numerous weapons, ammunition and explosives packed in bags.

BAGHDAD , Iraq – Baghdad weapons cache. Picture D: Terrorist mask.

BAGHDAD , Iraq – Baghdad weapons cache. Picture E: Magazine vest, bags and propellant charges.

BAGHDAD , Iraq – Baghdad weapons cache. Picture F: Numerous weapon, ammunition and magazine, RPG and launchers.

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