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American Forces Press Service

Blast Kills 10 Civilians; Troops Nab Suspects, Find Weapons

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Jan. 30, 2006 A bombing near a candy store in Iraq and the capture of suspected terrorists and weapons top news reported today by military officials in Baghdad.

A bomb exploded yesterday near a candy story in Iskandariyah, 30 miles south of Baghdad, rocking several businesses and killing 10 Iraqi civilians and wounding three .American military units from the 2nd Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division's quick response force were dispatched to the blast to investigate. The incident is under investigation by Iraqi authorities.

In southern Baghdad, soldiers on patrol with the 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division nabbed two suspected terrorists and discovered a weapons cache Jan. 28, officials noted. The cache consisted of five AK-47 assault rifles with magazines, two 9 mm pistols, a rocket-propelled grenade, a bayonet, an Iraqi army protective vest, two U.S. military maps of Baghdad and a DVD with anti-coalition propaganda.

The two suspected terrorists were detained for questioning.

(Compiled from Multinational Force Iraq news releases.)


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