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Coalition Forces seize terror suspects, bombs

Multi-National Force-Iraq

BAGHDAD , Iraq -- Coalition Forces captured seven terror suspects, seized a car bomb being prepared for an attack, and foiled five roadside bomb attacks during a series of combat operations conducted in the capitol city Aug. 5 and 6.

The first incident occurred at 3:30 a.m. on Aug. 5 when Task Force Baghdad Soldiers approached a man out after curfew in the Thawra district of northeast Baghdad .

As the patrol neared, the individual ran away. The Soldiers pursued the suspect to his home to question him.

As they were asking the man why he was out after curfew, the Soldiers noticed hundreds of fake identification cards in the house. The patrol searched the house and found four computers and numerous documents thought to be used to create the false IDs. The unit detained the man and another suspect in the house and took them into custody for additional questioning.

Later in the day, just after 1:30 p.m., Iraqi Army and Task Force Baghdad Soldiers working together in Abu Ghraib caught two men as they were preparing a site for a roadside bomb.

When the combined patrol approached the men they ran to a nearby house. The Soldiers chased and caught both men, searched the house, and found an AK-47 assault rifle with ammunition. Both men were taken into custody for questioning.

Task Force Baghdad also found and safely disabled two roadside bombs in the Ameriyah district of west Baghdad , one in Thawra, and one in south Baghdad before terrorists could detonate them.

Just before 6 a.m., Aug. 6, Coalition Forces seized a car bomb and three terrorists who admitted they were planning to use the car bomb in an attack later in the day. An explosives ordnance disposal team safely detonated the bomb and the terrorists were taken into custody.

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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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