Monday, March 05, 2007

Task Force Iron Claw finds booby-trapped vehicle

2nd BCT PAO, 10th Mtn. Div. (LI) Public Affairs

YUSUFIYAH, Iraq — A burned-out vehicle on a rural Iraqi road proved to be a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device when it was investigated by Soldiers March 1 near here. The vehicle was found along a road outside Yusufiyah, Iraq, near a settlement known to coalition forces as Janabi Village.
Soldiers of the 2nd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry)’s Task Force Iron Claw noted wires leading out of the trunk of the vehicle at approximately 1 p.m. and called for an explosive ordnance disposal team to investigate further.
The vehicle was destroyed by EOD with a controlled detonation. The ordnance in the trunk could not be identified.
“This vehicle was rigged to detonate for no other reason than to kill the Iraqi security forces or U.S. Soldiers,” said Maj. Web Wright, 2nd BCT spokesman. “Attention to detail by the Soldiers of Task Force Ironclaw saved lives today.”

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