Sunday, September 30, 2007

Citizens lead Soldiers to IED-making cache

2nd BCT, 10th Mtn. Div. (LI) PAO
Multi-National Division - Center

CAMP STRIKER, Iraq — Coalition Soldiers received a cache turned in by Iraqi concerned citizens at about 3:30 p.m. Sept. 29 in Qarghuli Village, Iraq.
Soldiers of the 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) out of Fort Drum, N.Y., working at a patrol base near the village, were approached and led to a cache by several citizens.
They found an empty water tank buried n the ground, which contained 30 empty shape-charge forms and 30 60mm mortar rounds.
The cache was destroyed with a controlled detonation by an explosive ordnance disposal team. However, the explosion was larger than the team expected, leading them to believe that there was more explosive material triggered by that detonation that had not been reported.

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