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155th BCT Soldiers catch suspected bombers

Multi-National Force-Iraq

FORWARD OPERATING BASE KALSU, Iraq -- Soldiers of 1st Battalion, 155th Infantry, 155th Brigade Combat Team, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward) recently caught and detained three individuals suspected of emplacing improvised explosive devices northeast of Musayyib , Iraq .

A patrol spotted a cordless phone with wires protruding from it in a hole in the road. Explosive Ordnance Disposal team members discovered two 130mm artillery rounds wired to a long-range cordless phone.

The Soldiers saw three individuals lying in a field nearby and detained them for questioning.

The 155th BCT is a U.S. Army unit assigned to the II Marine Expeditionary Force (Fwd) in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

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For more information, contact MAJ Erby Montgomery, public affairs officer, 155 th

Brigade Combat Team, at erby.montgomery@us.army.mil.

 



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