November 18th, 2006 03:20 EST
Iraqi, US Forces seize weapons
BAGHDAD — Iraqi Security Forces and Multi-National Division – Baghdad troops seized a weapons cache and discovered another in the Iraqi capital’s Mansour neighborhood Nov. 17.
Iraqi Soldiers received assistance from MND-B Soldiers seizing a weapons cache at about 3:20 p.m.
Iraqi Police from the Mamun Station, with the assistance of Soldiers from 615th Military Police Company, attached to 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, were conducting a joint patrol when a civilian tipped the Iraqi Policemen to a possible improvised explosive device in a nearby home.
When the patrol arrived at the suspect’s house, troops discovered the building had already been cordoned off by Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 5th Brigade, 6th Iraqi Army Division.
As a result, the “Bloodhound” Soldiers said the Iraqi troops confiscated a sniper rifle, two machine guns, a mortar tube, arocket-propelled grenade launcher, numerous RPG rounds, explosives and other materials used to manufacture improvised explosive devices.
In a separate incident, Soldiers from Company A, 52nd Infantry, 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team searched the home of a suspected terrorist and discovered a supply of weapons. They confiscated two AK-47s, six AK-47 magazines, a rifle,two hand grenades and an unknown amount of sniper ammuniton at about 11:30 a.m.
The ‘Arctic Wolf’ Soldiers also detained a terror suspect.