Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Soldiers search for missing comrades leads to discovery of weapons caches

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

QUARGHULLI VILLAGE, Iraq – Coalition Forces discovered three weapons caches in the Quarghulli Village, Iraq, area July 19 as they continued to search for two missing comrades who were abducted by terrorists May 12.
Soldiers from the 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) out of Fort Drum, N.Y., discovered the caches after questioning Iraqis about the whereabouts of the missing Soldiers.
The contents of the caches included a prepared directional blast charge, a rice bag filled with mortar fuses, 10 rocket propelled grenade heads, an 82mm mortar system, a bag of improvised explosive device making materials, four 155mm rounds, an RPG warhead and a bag of pressure plates.
The contents of the caches were destroyed during a controlled detonation conducted by the explosive ordnance team.
The Soldiers continue to search for their missing comrades.

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