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Published:October 12th, 2006 03:46 EST
MND-B Soldiers detain terrorists, seize munitions

MND-B Soldiers detain terrorists, seize munitions

By SOP newswire

BAGHDAD – Multi-National Division-Baghdad Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 4th Battalion, 11th Field Artillery Regiment, attached to the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, discovered a large weapons cache 5 Oct. afternoon and detained four suspected terrorists just outside Mushada.

The Soldiers found 10 155mm mortar rounds, 17 152mm mortar rounds, three 120mm mortar rounds, 10 122mm mortar rounds, four 100mm mortar rounds, eight 125mm tank rounds, five rounds smaller than 100mm, eight 50 lbs. bags of fertilizer and thousands of feet of copper wire.

In a separate incident, a patrol from 1st Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, reacted to a small-arms fire attack and detained six suspected terrorists near Husseniya, north of Baghdad, at approximately 2 p.m. Oct. 8.

The patrol returned fire, wounding two suspected terrorists, and detained six additional terrorists involved in the attack.

The wounded were taken to a medical facility on Camp Taji.

Later that day, Soldiers from the same battalion found an ammunition cache north of Baghdad at approximately 6:30 p.m. Sunday.

The patrol seized six 155mm artillery rounds, a 130mm artillery round, a 125mm artillery round, a 115mm artillery round, a 120mm mortar round and various bomb-making materials.

The suspected terrorists are being detained for further questioning. The munitions were destroyed by an Explosive Ordnance Disposal team.

Source:DoD