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Thursday, July 27, 2006

MND-B Patrol captures 6 detainees, unearths weapons cache

Release Date: 7/27/2006
Release Number: 06-07-02PM
Created at 7/27/2006 7:32 AM by Matthew Hasson
Last modified at 7/27/2006 7:32 AM by Matthew Hasson
Description: BAGHDAD – Multi-National Division – Baghdad Soldiers detained six suspected terrorists and located a buried weapons cache southwest of Baghdad Tuesday.

Soldiers from Company A, 2nd Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, noticed a suspicious burial site while conducting a dismounted combat patrol at approximately 2:15 p.m.

The Soldiers cordoned off the area and unearthed 14 120mm and 12 60mm mortar rounds, a box of miscellaneous ammunition, two mortar sites and other bomb-making materials.

The weapons cache was destroy in a controlled detonation by an Explosive Ordnance Disposal team.

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.

U.S. Central Command
Public Affairs
Spc. Patrick Ziegler
Spc. Chris Erickson
1Lt Anthony Deiss


Category: Press Release, Terrorism and Iraq.
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