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Release A050821b

Task Force Liberty Soldiers prevent two IED attacks

Multi-National Force-Iraq

TIKRIT, Iraq – Task Force Liberty Soldiers stopped a pair of improvised explosive device attacks and detained four individuals in north-central Iraq Aug. 20. Soldiers in a combat logistics patrol near Balad Ruz observed two adults and a child digging a hole for an IED at about 6:15 p.m. The three individuals were detained and Soldiers seized the IED. The two adults were taken to a Coalition Forces base for questioning and the child was released to his family. The IED consisted of two 130mm artillery rounds and was destroyed. Later, a combat patrol near Tikrit caught two individuals digging near a previous IED blast hole at 7:30 p.m. and took the suspects in for questioning.

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