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Published:December 19th, 2006 05:23 EST
Iraqi Army Detains Three in Connection with IED Emplacement

Iraqi Army Detains Three in Connection with IED Emplacement

By SOP newswire

CAMP TAJI, Iraq – Iraqi Army Soldiers arrested three men Dec. 16 in connection with the emplacement of an improvised explosive device north of the Iraqi capital.

Iraqi troops from the 2nd Brigade, 9th Iraqi Army Division spotted two men emplacing the bomb on a road used by coalition forces. Later, Soldiers from the 1st Battalion of the same brigade fired on the suspects and eventually captured them near
an Iraqi check point.

A third man, an Iraqi local national, who was used by the suspects as a decoy for their insurgent activities was also detained, questioned and then released.

During their detainment the two suspects confessed to another failed roadside bomb emplacement prior to Dec. 16. Both men also admitted to specifically targeting U.S. forces.

The two suspects were kept for further questioning.

Source:DoD