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Published:April 30th, 2007 03:28 EST
Polar Bears, Golden Dragon discover IEDs, weapons cache

Polar Bears, Golden Dragon discover IEDs, weapons cache

By SOP newswire

BAGHDAD— Coalition forces discovered two improvised explosive devices and a weapons cache southwest of Baghdad today.

Soldiers from B Company, 2nd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division from Fort Benning, Ga., currently attached to the 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment “Polar Bears,” and the 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment “Golden Dragons,” both units of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) from Fort Drum, N.Y., discovered the weapons.

The first IED was discovered by 2-69 Armor Soldiers southwest of Yusufiyah at 9:35 a.m. local time. Soldiers of D Co., 4-31 Inf. discovered another IED in the vicinity of Rushdi Mullah at 10:05 a.m. local time, while conducting a dismounted patrol. The IED was found near a wood line in a white plastic bag.

In another incident, the Golden Dragons found a weapons cache near Rushdi Mullah. The cache consisted of three rocket-propelled grenade rounds, a bag filled with unknown types of explosives, three bags of crystalline powder and three large blasting caps.

The cache and IEDs were destroyed by the explosive ordnance team during a controlled detonation.

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