Task Force Baghdad Forces catch terrorists, find bombs
BAGHDAD, Iraq — With the help of tips provided to Coalition Forces by local residents, Soldiers from 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division detained five suspected terrorists Nov. 30.
After receiving a tip from Iraqi civilians, Soldiers of B Troop, 1st Squadron, 75th Cavalry Regiment conducted a hasty cordon and search of a house south of Baghdad. Three individuals were found with bomb-making materials and anti-Coalition Forces propaganda. The Soldiers detained those suspects for further questioning.
Another tip led troops from B Company, 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment to a house where terrorists were planning future attacks on Coalition Forces. A hasty cordon and search yielded anti-Coalition propaganda, fake identification cards and an AK-47 assault rifle. Two suspects were detained.
In addition to the detainees, 2/101st Airborne Div. discovered improvised explosive devices, three of which were discovered by C Company, 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment along the same road in south Baghdad.
In a mud hut along the side of a road, the C Co. Soldiers found an IED consisting of a pipe, explosives and concrete.
After calling for an explosive ordnance disposal team to assess the situation and conduct a controlled detonation, the patrol discovered two more IEDs consisting of pipes packed with explosives and concrete along the side of the same road.
EOD conducted a controlled detonation of the three IEDs and the mud hut that contained one of the IEDs.
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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