U.S. Soldiers nab 18 terror suspects
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Task Force Baghdad Soldiers continued clearing roadside bombs and detaining terrorists in operations around the Baghdad area Sept. 29 and 30.
Around 9 p.m. Sept. 29, a Task Force Baghdad patrol reported finding an improvised explosive device on a highway in west Baghdad. An explosive ordnance disposal team safely cleared the bomb from the site. Two suspects were detained for further questioning in connection with the IED.
Elsewhere, after setting up an impromptu control point in northeast Baghdad, Task Force Baghdad Soldiers stopped four suspicious vehicles around 11:55 p.m. Sept. 29. Upon searching the car, the Soldiers discovered terrorist propaganda, 10 Iraqi Police badges and six IP-issue Glock pistols. Soldiers detained 12 suspects for further questioning.
About 10 minutes later, another vehicle was stopped at the same check point and the four occupants of the car were discovered to have Iraqi government badges, three AK-47 assault rifles and one Glock pistol. The four individuals were also detained for further questioning by IPs.
At 12:30 a.m. Sept. 30, a Task Force Baghdad patrol saw two individuals placing a roadside bomb on a highway south of Baghdad. The Soldiers fired on the individuals who then fled the scene. The area was cordoned off and the anti-tank landmine was safely destroyed by an EOD team.
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONCERNING THIS RELEASE, CONTACT THE TASK FORCE BAGHDAD PUBLIC AFFAIRS PLANS AND OPERATIONS NCO, SGT. FIRST CLASS DAVID ABRAMS AT: DAVID.ABRAMS@ID3.ARMY.MIL.
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