Task Force Baghdad patrol nabs 2 terrorists
BAGHDAD, Iraq — After military observers witnessed a group of terrorists with rocket-propelled grenades, a Task Force Baghdad unit dispatched a patrol to investigate the situation, resulting in the capture of two of the terrorists Nov. 27.
The terrorists were first observed in a vehicle at an abandoned school south of Baghdad.
While en route to the abandoned schoolhouse, the Soldiers from A Company, 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment were engaged by the enemy in two separate incidents.
The U.S. patrol hit an improvised explosive device. Later, the Soldiers were engaged with small-arms fire from terrorists in a truck. The Soldiers returned fire, forcing the terrorists to flee the area.
There were no U.S. injuries or damages as a result of the explosion and firefight.
When the A Co. Soldiers reached the school, they spotted the two terror suspects with command wires in their hands. On further inspection, the Soldiers determined the wires were connected to an IED on the road. The two terrorists were detained for further questioning.
An explosive ordnance disposal team was called to the site to assess the IED and conduct a controlled detonation of the device.
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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