Iraqi, U.S. patrols catch bomb suspects, stop attacks
BAGHDAD, Iraq — Iraqi Army and Coalition Forces, working to provide security for the upcoming Constitutional Referendum vote, captured four suspected bombers, seized bomb-making equipment and prevented several terrorist bomb attacks in the capitol city Oct. 11.
Task Force Baghdad Soldiers from the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment found bomb-making materials hidden in an abandoned house while patrolling in another area of west Baghdad. The Soldiers discovered four radios, batteries and timing devices, equipment often used to detonate bombs.
Two hours later, the same unit seized more improvised explosive device accessories at another house and detained four suspected bomb builders. A search of the house revealed eight radios, four motorcycle batteries and four timing devices.
The four terror suspects were taken into custody for questioning.
Task Force Baghdad Soldiers also found and disabled six roadside bombs Oct. 11. In every instance, the Soldiers cordoned off the area to keep people away and called in teams of explosive experts to safely detonate or remove the bombs.
THIS STORY HAS ACCOMPANYING PHOTOGRAPHS. TO RECEIVE THE PHOTOS: 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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