May 26th, 2007 15:07 EST
Soldiers From 2-15th Field Artillery Nab Suspects
BAGHDAD — As Soldiers continue to search for two missing comrades south of Baghdad, troops of the 2nd Battalion, 15th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) out of Fort Drum,
N.Y., detained six suspects for other crimes.
Troops from the battalion detained five local nationals in a series of searches and raids west of Lutifiyah, Iraq, including two who were on the list of persons of interest.
As the Soldiers took the detainees toward U.S. facilities for further questioning, a man attempted to throw a hand grenade at the patrol.
He was detained.
Soldiers of the 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 2nd BCT found an AK-47 with four magazines and a 9mm pistol magazine that had been tossed in the reeds along a canal.
The six men were taken to Patrol Base Lutifiyah for questioning.
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