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Release A050903a

IED found, six terrorists detained

Multi-National Force-Iraq

TIKRIT, Iraq – A civilian tip helped Task Force Liberty soldiers find and defuse an improvised explosive device.

Soldiers of Task Force Liberty's 1st Brigade Combat Team, following up on the tip, found a 155mm artillery round rigged to detonate on command buried beside a road near Balad on Sept. 2. The Soldiers captured six suspected terrorists fleeing the scene.

The suspects were in a house washing their hands and attempting to change clothes when the Soldiers captured them.


For more information on this release, contact the 42 Infantry Division PAO at

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