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Task Force Baghdad Forces catch terrorists, find bombs

Multi-National Force-Iraq

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.

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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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