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Published:June 22nd, 2007 04:55 EST
Mortar systems and weapons seized in Rashid as clearing continues

Mortar systems and weapons seized in Rashid as clearing continues

By SOP newswire

BAGHDAD " Multinational Division-Baghdad Soldiers discovered two caches during clearing operations in the eastern portion of the Rashid District of the Iraqi capital June 21.

Troops from Company A, 1st Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment, attached to the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Inf. Div., seized a cache consisting of 12 AK-47 assault rifles, 15 AK-47 magazines, 12 60mm mortar rounds, four 82mm mortars, 60 anti-personnel mines, one mortar tube, one PKM machine gun with 150 rounds, 12 motorcycle batteries, switches, wires and an unknown amount of black powder, fuses and rocket-propelled grenade boosters.

Meanwhile, Soldiers of Co. C, 1st Bn., 38th Infantry located another cache nearby which contained 15 RPG rounds.

Coalition explosive ordnance disposal units destroyed both caches.

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