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Thursday, July 27, 2006

IA, MND-B Soldiers Capture weapons, munitions, 5 detainees

Release Date: 7/27/2006
Release Number: 06-07-02PM
Created at 7/27/2006 7:30 AM by Matthew Hasson.
Last modified at 7/27/2006 7:30 AM by Matthew Hasson.
Description: BAGHDAD – Multi-National Division – Baghdad Soldiers from 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, discovered approximately 100 long range control devices used for improvised-explosive devices and a .50 caliber machine gun in an abandoned vehicle while conducting a search southeast of Baghdad at approximately 7:50 a.m. Tuesday.

The Soldiers confiscated the weapons and vehicle.

In another incident at approximately 8 a.m. soldiers from 4th Brigade, 6th Iraqi Army Division, found an improvised-explosive device near the Yusufiyah Hospital, and disabled it.

In the northern Baghdad district of Adhamiyah, soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 6th IAD discovered an antitank mine underneath a vehicle parked next to a gas station. They cordoned off the area until an Explosive Ordnance Disposal team could disable the device.

A concerned citizen notified Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Inf. Div., of a possible weapons cache near Hamdi, approximately 30 miles north of Baghdad at approximately 9:20 a.m. He led them to a location in a remote field where they uncovered seven sub-munitions shape charges. Explosive Ordnance Disposal teams destroyed the munitions.

At approximately 12:15 p.m., Soldiers from 4th Bde., 6th IAD, stopped a vehicle at a check point and found an RPK rifle and two AK-47s. The five men in the vehicle were detained for questioning.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONCERNING THIS RELEASE, CONTACT THE MULTI-NATIONAL DIVISION - BAGHDAD PUBLIC AFFAIRS NCO IN CHARGE, MASTER SGT. ERIC LOBSINGER AT: eric.lobsinger@mnd-b.army.mil , COMMERCIAL: (914) 822-8174 OR IRAQNA 011-964-790-192-4675.

Category: Press Release and Iraq.
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